April 18, 2007 |
Tribune Co. will have to mount some persuasive arguments why regulators should allow real estate mogul Sam Zell to take the media company private, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael J. Copps said. "This is a multifaceted proceeding, so I am not going to prejudge it. I will look at it in terms of the world we live in," Copps said on the sidelines of the National Assn. of Broadcasters' annual conference.
February 6, 1993 |
Quello Named Interim Head of FCC: Federal Communications Commissioner James H. Quello has been named interim chairman of the agency, which has been without a permanent chief since last month's departure of Alfred C. Sikes. Quello, a Democrat, whose term ends June 30, 1996, was first nominated to the commission by former President Richard Nixon. He will serve as chairman of the FCC until President Clinton appoints a permanent replacement.
July 22, 1986
After charging that the cable television industry has too much control over what TV stations a viewer can watch, Federal Communications Commissioner James H. Quello said he will urge his fellow commissioners to reinstate a rule requiring cable TV firms to carry all local stations. The issue is to be voted on by the FCC on Aug. 7. A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.
March 1, 2006 |
U.S. cable television providers have not done enough to give customers more choices despite unveiling new packages of family-oriented programming, Federal Communications Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate said. After pressure from U.S. lawmakers and regulators, top cable operators, including Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Inc., said they planned to offer family packages but resisted calls for subscribers to be able to pay for only the channels they want.
May 12, 2011 |
Cable giant Comcast Corp. has hired Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker as senior vice president of government affairs for its NBCUniversal unit. Baker, who will leave the FCC when her term expires in June, is the latest hire for Comcast, which has been beefing up its already formidable lobbying team since taking over NBCUniversal. Earlier this year, Comcast wooed National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. President Kyle McSlarrow away from the association to be president of Comcast/NBCUniversal Washington.