Mediacom’s latest missive to the FCC was very animated, even referencing “The Simpsons.” Mediacom gen counsel Joseph Young criticized NAB chief Gordon Smith’s statement in last month’s Sen Commerce State of Video hearing, in which Smith declared “localism is at the heart of what broadcasters provide each day to their listeners and viewers.” Read on for Young’s argument.

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Discovery Comm on Wed put the kibosh on reports that it will launch its own HBO Go-like streaming subscription service for MVPD subs in the near future. Here is the statement.
 
Time Warner Cable is using this week’s Supreme Court ruling on the landmark Voting Rights Act in its argument against the FCC’s ’11 program carriage order.
 
The FCC proposed a forfeiture of $2.25mln against TV Max, which operates a cable system in Houston, TX, as Wavevision.

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