The Skinny

The FCC’s Universal Service Fund is no stranger to uncertainty, and that will only continue after a Fifth Circuit ruling. The court agreed Congress relinquished financial control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when it allowed it to receive funds from the Federal Reserve, which ties into a petition regarding the FCC’s use of USF funds for agency activities. A ruling on the legality of the USF will various repercussions, but there’s one network that isn’t unsure about its future: ESPN. The sports giant is ready to get in the sports betting game after observing from the sidelines.

USF Program Unsteady Amid Court Challenges
The future of the FCC’s Universal Service Fund has been uncertain for some time, and a Fifth Circuit ruling has thrown another wrench into the mix. Read More »
Sports Betting Brings New Opportunities for ESPN
ESPN has long observed the rise of the sports betting world and the impacts it has on a multitude of industries, but now, the network knows it’s the time to strike if it wants to be a player in the gambling space. Read More »
NBCU Claps Back at WSJ
NBCUniversal is speaking out after a WSJ article from last week implied that all efforts to run ads on streaming services continue to be challenging. Read More »
Effros: Misfire
There’s little question in my mind that the last thing you really want to do is get into that business on a “part time” basis Read More »
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