Cable was the center of attention on Wednesday with the WSJ breaking the news that the Dept of Justice is examining whether operators are acting improperly to suppress online video competition. Netflix and Hulu are among several online video providers with which Justice officials have spoken. DOJ often opens investigations following complaints, and Public Knowledge has been grumbling about the issue to Justice and the FCC for the past 6 months.
Also in the June 14 issue of CableFAX Daily:
The Hoak Media stations are back on the air for Dish Network subscribers. The broadcaster’s 14 stations returned to the DBS service on Tuesday. Read on for the latest with DirecTV and Diversified Comm.
The Mirror Award for Investigative Journalism was named for the late John Higgins. Cable Hall of Famer Leo Hindery offered an excellent speech about the ”smartest journalist [he] ever met.”
Steve Effros, an advisor and consultant to the cable industry, shares his thoughts on the FCC’s decision to sunset the viewability rules requiring cable ops to provide must-carry stations’ analog and digital signals.