Communication

  1. Report: FCC Indecency Fines Stopped in Late 2004

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Last year set record for the number of fines (12). The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity says there have been no indecency fines issued by the Federal Communications Commission during the first half of 2005. Part of the reason for ...

  2. No Supreme Court Review Of Ownership Rules

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Appeals of broadcasters, newspaper owners denied. The Supreme Court today (June 13) denied the appeal of broadcasters and newspaper owners to review FCC ownership rules, keeping in place limitations on the number of radio stations, TV channels and ...

  3. EU Directive Hikes Euro Broadcasts

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Europe's controversial Television Without Frontiers directive has had little impact on the viewing patterns of audiences there who still prefer to see American imports rather than programming from oth BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Euro ...

  4. Canadian Broadcaster Fights For License

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Quebec FM radio station that had its broadcast license pulled by Canada's broadcast watchdog for its Howard Stern-style morning show on May 26 began a legal appeal to stay on air. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A Quebec FM radio station that h ...

  5. FCC Commissioner Wants 'Further Action' In Probe

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Adelstein focuses on payola, product placement. FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein will call for “further action” by the commission on payola and the acceptance of undisclosed promotions during a speech he plans to give tomorrow (May 25) at the D ...

  6. Studio Aims To Flip Broadcast Flag

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In what might be a record for rapid political response, at least one of the motion picture studios apparently is circulating legislative language that would overturn an appellate court's ruling that t WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  7. Broadcast Flag Ruling Alters Biz Fight Plan

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal appellate court has dealt the entertainment industry a blow with its decision to toss out the Federal Communication Commission's "broadcast flag" regulation designed as an offensive measure WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood ...

  8. Oz's Foxtel Pulling Ads From Pirate Web Sites

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT High-profile Australian media companies, including the country's largest pay-TV network, Foxtel, have been advertising on Web sites known to facilitate the piracy of films, programs and music, it was SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- High-pr ...

  9. Big Radio Tunes In To Net's Frequency

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At a time when major entertainment conglomerates have focused on optimizing their Internet businesses, major radio station groups have been unleashing initiatives to push into the Web space with a new (The Hollywood Reporter) -- At a time when maj ...

  10. Feds Back Ruling On Cable Regulation

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The federal government defended before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 29 its decision to refuse to regulate cable companies that provide broadband Internet access. The conclusion has riled Internet s WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  11. Bill Would Apply Indecency Fines To Cable, Satellite

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a Senate bill introduced March 14, federal lawmakers dropped the indecency bomb on cable and satellite radio and TV. They have also set their sights on curbing violent programming on all TV service WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a Senate bill introduce ...

  12. Kevin Martin Named FCC Chairman

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Bush administration has announced that it has picked Kevin J. Martin to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Under congressional rules, since the Republican Martin has be WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bush administration ha ...

  13. Linkin Park Loses Poster Trademark Battle

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. traders can sell unofficial photos. The members of Linkin Park have failed in a bid to trademark the band's name for use on posters. As a result, the field has been left open for bootleggers and market traders to continue selling unoffic ...

  14. More Foreign Nets Seek Canada Air

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will ask the country's TV regulator to admit three new foreign-language services onto Canadian TV schedules. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will as ...

  15. 'Primary Video Channel' Rule Gets FCC Blessing

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission voted 4-1 on Feb. 10 to reject broadcasters' attempts to require cable operators to carry their entire digital TV offering, whether it is a single HDTV program or WASHINGTON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Th ...

  16. Loudeye, Nokia Team For Mobile Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service allows operators to sell under their own brand. Service allows operators to sell under their own brand. News ...

  17. Will Commission Revisit Rules For Kids?

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Advertisers are urging the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider rules that would cut down the number of commercial minutes allowed on TV broadcasts aimed at children. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Advertisers are urging t ...

  18. Must-Carry Broadcast Foes Rally

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an effort to avert defeat at the Federal Communications Commission in its bid to require cable operators to carry all of the digital channels broadcasters transmit, the traditionally Republican-lea WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- I ...

  19. FCC

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Story: Copps wants diversity on TV This Week's Story: FCC's Copps Blasts Lack Of Indie-Produced TV Shows By Kimberly Speight LAS VEGAS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- FCC commissioner Michael Copps on Jan. 26 made a plea for ...

  20. Congress

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Story: Indecency bill re-introduced This Week's Story: Indecency Bill Re-Introduced By Bill Holland WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., has re-introduced his Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act. The bill would raise i ...

  21. Beat Box

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of the dance/electronica community finally see (mostly) eye to eye with the Recording Academy voters. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Members of the dance/electronica community finally see (mostly) eye to eye with the Recording Academ ...

  22. Indecency Bill Re-Introduced

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legislation would up fines. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. has re-introduced his Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act. The bill would raise indecency fines on broadcasters and entertainers to as much as $500,000 per violation. It would also require the Fed ...

  23. FCC Chairman Michael Powell To Step Down

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Michael Powell is stepping down, exiting his post in early March. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Mic ...

  24. Power Players: 30 Under 30

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Power Players is a new special feature in Billboard that highlights the achievements of individuals who drive the fields of music and entertainment forward through their artistic and business vision. Power Players is a new special feature in Billb ...

  25. FCC Chairman Michael Powell To Step Down

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Michael Powell is expected to step down today (Jan. 21), the FCC confirms. After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Michael Powell ...

  26. FCC's Adelstein: Payola Alive On TV, Radio

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein says payola is "alive and well in TV and radio journalism," as well as in the relationship between recording artists and radio programmers. He made this charge duri WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FCC Commissioner ...

  27. FCC Asked To Probe Williams Education Promotion

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. communications regulator on Jan. 13 sought a probe into whether commentator Armstrong Williams broke the law by promoting the Bush administration's education plan on television and radio withou WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- A U.S. comm ...

  28. Entercom Stations Face Indecency Fines

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two Entercom Communications Corp. radio stations in Kansas that aired sexually explicit language could face $220,000 in total fines for violating federal decency standards, U.S. communications regulat WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Two Entercom Com ...

  29. XM Radio Names Former McCain Staffer To Key Post

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio has named Bill Bailey as senior VP, regulatory and government affairs. XM Satellite Radio has named Bill Bailey as senior VP, regulatory and government affairs. Bailey, formerly Commerce Committee Senior Counsel for Sen. John Mc ...

  30. Adelstein Gets New FCC Term

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 7 swore in Jonathan S. Adelstein for a new term as a Commissioner, to expire June 30, 2008. He was originally confirmed in 2002 to fill out the term of Gl WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Communications ...

  31. Adelstein Gets New FCC Term

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission today (Dec. 7) swore in Jonathan S. Adelstein for a new term as a Commissioner, to expire June 30, 2008. He was originally confirmed in 2002 to fill out the term The Federal Communications Commission today (De ...

  32. Supremes Say Amen To FCC Regs

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 turned back a religious broadcaster's attempt to undo federal regulations that govern the distribution of broadcast licenses intended for public TV and radio stations WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  33. Report: Internet Music Sales To Reach $6B By 2010

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The global value of music sold via the Internet is predicted to rise from $1.88 billion in 2004 to more than $6 billion in 2010, according to a new report. The global value of music sold via the Internet is predicted to rise from $1.88 billion in ...

  34. Petition Asks FCC For Satellite Indecency Regulation

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST With envelope-pushing air talent like Howard Stern and Opie & Anthony flocking to the less-restricted refuge of satellite radio, could the Federal Communications Commission be far behind? NEW YORK -- With envelope-pushing air talent like H ...

  35. Viacom Settles With FCC

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission and Viacom have reached a $3.5 million indecency settlement over three proposed fines and two others already upheld on appeal. Dismissed by the agreement are pend NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Commiss ...

  36. Behind the Deal: Mel Karmazin On Radio

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST <i>Mel Karmazin made his first public appearance since his departure last summer as president/COO of Viacom during the 12th annual National Assn. of Broadcasters' European Radio Show, held Nov. 7-9 in Mel Karmazin made his first public ...

  37. FCC Commissioner Adelstein Renominated

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST President George W. Bush has announced his intention to nominate commissioner Jonathan Adelstein to the Federal Communications Commission for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2008. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President George W. Bush ha ...

  38. FCC Commissioner Adelstein Renominated

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST President George W. Bush has announced his intention to nominate FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2008. The Democrat from South Dakota has se President George W. Bush has announced his int ...

  39. Behind the Deal: FCC Indecency Lessons

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In addition to paying fines, Emmis Communications and Clear Channel Communications must also teach certain employees -- on-air talent and those who materially participate in programming decisions -- a Cash contributions to the U.S. Treasury totali ...

  40. CBS Calls For Cancellation Of Super Bowl Fine

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a 78-page letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission Nov. 5, CBS calls on the Commission to cancel its proposed $550,000 indecency fine against the TV network for the Super Bowl halftime NEW YORK -- In a 78-page letter sent to the Fed ...

  41. CBS Calls For Cancellation Of Super Bowl Fine

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a 78-page letter sent to the FCC Friday (Nov. 5), CBS calls on the Commission to cancel its proposed $550,000 indecency fine against the TV network for the Super Bowl halftime show. In a 78-page letter sent to the FCC Friday (Nov. 5), CBS calls ...

  42. Elections And FCC: Expect "Ramp Up" On Indecency

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The re-election of President George W. Bush, coupled with the return of Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), signal to some Federal Communications Commission staffers that there will be a "ramp up" on the ind The re-election of President George ...

  43. Elections And FCC: Expect 'Ramp Up' On Indecency

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The re-election of President George W. Bush, coupled with the return of Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), signal to some FCC staffers that there will be a "ramp up" on the indecency issue, resulting in mor The re-election of President George ...

  44. Chaoticom In Hungarian Mobile Download Market

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pannon deal marks fourth in Europe. Mobile-music provider Chaoticom Inc. has clinched a full-track download distribution deal with cell-phone operator Pannon GSM Hungary. It is Andover, Mass.-based Chaoticom's fourth such deal in Europe. The ...

  45. Chaoticom Enters Hungary Mobile Download Market

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-music provider Chaoticom Inc. has clinched a full-track download distribution deal with Hungarian operator Pannon GSM Hungary. It is Andover, Mass.-based Chaoticom's fourth such deal in Europe. Mobile-music provider Chaoticom Inc. has ...

  46. AFM In Three-Year Deal With Ad Biz

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The American Federation of Musicians has negotiated a new three-year contract with the advertising industry, a $100 million package that includes hikes in wages, residuals and health-care contribution (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The American Feder ...

  47. Events: Reinventing the FCC for the Digital Age and A Special Evening with Desmond Child.

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Events: Reinventing the FCC for the Digital Age and A Special Evening with Desmond Child. Event Listings: Reinventing the FCC for the Digital Age, Oct. 15, Washington, D.C., presented by the Progress & Freedom Foundation Congressional Seminar, ...

  48. Martin: FCC Must Face Varying Decency Standards

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told broadcasters today (Oct. 7) at the NAB convention in San Diego that there is "increasing tension" over different decency standards for broadcasters and paid subscrip FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told b ...

  49. Martin: FCC Must Face Varying Decency Standards

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told broadcasters today (Oct. 7) at the NAB convention in San Diego that there is "increasing tension" over different decency standards for broadcasters and for paid subs FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told b ...

  50. Lawmakers OK Indecency Bill

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation sets highest fines ever. Federal lawmakers have agreed on a provision that would establish the highest fines ever for broadcasters who violate the Federal Communications Commission standards for indecency. The top fine would be $500,00 ...

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