Concentration of media ownership

  1. Comcast Wins Government Approval To Take Over NBC

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The federal government on Tuesday gave Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, the green light to take over NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network. Comcast is buying a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal from General Elec ...

  2. SRA Applauds N.Y.C. Council PPM Vote; Arbitron Responds

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In response to Wednesday's (Sept. 24) unanimous vote from the New York City Council to call on the FCC to investigate Arbitron's PPM and the electronic ratings system's potential effects on the diversity of radio, the Spanish Radio ...

  3. FCC's Copps Rejects Satellite Merger Plan

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Michael Copps, a longtime warrior against media consolidation, on Monday (July 21) voted against the proposed Sirius, XM satellite radio merger, a decision that has lingered at the FCC for more than 410 days. R&R confirmed Cop ...

  4. CRTC To Review Broadcast Diversity

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Canadian government broadcast regulator, intends that the growing rate of media concentration in Canada merits public debate. The CRTC announced on Tuesday (March 13) that ...

  5. Indies Dominate MIDEM Day Three

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The A&R and independent music communities took center stage for the Midem panel program today (Jan. 23), as the 41st annual event entered its third day. Speaking on an afternoon Q&A panel discussion on the short and medium term plans for t ...

  6. AFTRA: Consolidation Is Doing 'Irreparable Harm'

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group president spoke at FCC Town Hall Aug. 31. American Federal of Television and Radio Artists president John Connolly said Thursday (Aug. 31) that "consolidation of media ownership is doing irreparable harm to local and national news cover ...

  7. Oz Gov't Outlines Media Reform Plan

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian government on Aug. 31 outlined major potential changes to media ownership rules that would unbuckle many restrictions that broadcasters and publishers currently face for cross-media exp SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Austral ...

  8. FCC Pulls Media Ownership Discussion

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission was forced to postpone its vote July 14 to begin crafting new regulations governing who can own which media properties and where they can own them after the commi WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  9. FCC To Revisit Media Ownership

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Committee restarts the media-ownership ball rolling the week of July 11, when it has scheduled a vote on a "notice of proposed rulemaking" on broadcast ownership rules. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Communica ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Tuned In: Radio

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The "Forum on Media Concentration" will allow the public to comment on the subjects of local news and media diversity. Read Marc Schiffman's column. The "Forum on Media Concentration" will allow the public to comment on th ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. News Corp. Sued Over Latin American TV Consolidation

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An affiliate of a Venezuelan media conglomerate is suing to block a deal by News Corp. and DirecTV Group to restructure their satellite television properties in Latin America. NEW YORK (Reuters) -- An affiliate of a Venezuelan media conglomerate i ...

  16. Media, Lawmakers Decry Consolidation

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got an earful today (July 20) from media unions, federal lawmakers and radio, TV and newspaper staffers, who charge that media consolidation has disconnecte The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) go ...

  17. Court Tosses Media Deregulation Package

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Controversial FCC decision reversed. A federal appeals court today (June 24) largely reversed a controversial deregulation package that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed last year, handing a victory to public-interest groups that ...

  18. Court Tosses Media Deregulation Package

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court today (June 24) largely reversed a controversial <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000525510">deregulation package</A> A federal appeals court t ...

  19. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  20. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  21. Bertelsmann, Sony Reply To Statement Of Objections

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann and Sony announced today that they have sent to the European Commission their detailed reply to the "Statement of Objections" (SO) regarding the proposed merger of their recorded music div Bertelsmann and Sony announced today ...

  22. Update: Bertelsmann, Sony Reply To Statement Of Objections

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann and Sony announced today that they have sent to the European Commission their detailed reply to the "Statement of Objections" (SO) regarding the proposed merger of their recorded music div Bertelsmann and Sony announced today ...

  23. Sources: Sony-BMG Prelim Ruling Date Set

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue its preliminary ruling on the proposed Sony Music-BMG merger on Feb. 12, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue i ...

  24. Sources: Sony-BMG Prelim Ruling Date Set

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue its preliminary ruling on the proposed Sony Music-BMG merger on Feb. 12, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue i ...