While the telecommunications world awaits confirmation of FCC nominees Tom Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly, some agency alums have a wishlist for the new Commission: focus on policies that encourage innovation, such as the expansion of unlicensed spectrum. Speaking at a Technology Policy Institute forum Tues, former wireline bureau chief Sharon Gillett and Reed Hundt, former FCC chmn under President Bill Clinton offer up suggestions.

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The restructuring at NBCU continues, this time with its ad sales division combining broadcast and cable assets under 4 content areas.
AK operator GCI could lose Schurz Comm station KTUU, an NBC affil, if the 2 can’t reach a retransmission consent pact by Wed. Here are the details, plus more disputes.
Univision partnered with next generation media company Bedrocket to create Flama, a digital destination for video content created for 15- to 30-year-olds who are drawn to Latin culture.

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Five-part docuseries “The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet” will launch on discovery+ in the U.S. Oct 3, followed by an Oct 16 U.S. launch on Discovery Channel at 4pm ET. The show will launch globally

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