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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Rupert Murdoch and 21st Century Fox have fulfilled a mission derailed five years ago by a UK phone hacking scandal and have taken full control of British satellite TV giant Sky. Fox paid just shy of $15 billion to acquire the...more

Split D.C. Circuit Panel Upholds NLRB: DirecTV Violated NLRA By Terminating Technicians For Statements Made During A News...

In a 2-1 ruling in DirecTV Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed the NLRB’s ruling that DirecTV must reinstate technicians who were terminated for complaining about a...more

The beginning of the end for national TV boundaries?

by Bryan Cave on

On 22 April 2016, the European Commission (“EC”) invited industry comment on the commitments proposed by Paramount Pictures International Limited (“Paramount”) in response to concerns raised by the EC. The EC’s concerns were...more

Alert: Deadlines Set for Commenting on New EAS Cybersecurity Requirements

by Cooley LLP on

Comments on the FCC's proposal to require participants in the nation's Emergency Alert System (EAS) to meet new cybersecurity requirements are due by May 9, 2016, and reply comments are due by June 7, 2016. As we previously...more

Direct injection broadcasting – who is communicating to the public?

by Dentons on

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a broadcaster is not making a communication to the public for the purposes of Article 3(1) of the Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC) (Article 3(1)) when it transmits...more

Cuba’s telecommunications industry and Miami’s expanding Silicon Beach

The social and familial ties Miami has to Latin America are well known. What may be less obvious are its network connections. Miami is ranked as one of the top-five most connected cities in the world. Miami’s growing...more

FilmOn and the Copyright Act §111 Compulsory Licensing

by BakerHostetler on

Web-based television streaming services have been dealt another blow in their campaign to transmit large broadcasters’ copyrighted programs. In the latest decision on the issue, a federal judge rejected FilmOn X LLC’s claims...more

California Enacts Electronic Communication Privacy Statute, Connected Television Privacy Statute

by Locke Lord LLP on

The California legislature recently enacted the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“CalECPA”) (Senate Bill 178), which provides greater protections against governmental searches for persons’ electronic...more

The European digital single market: where are we now?

by Reed Smith on

It has been a busy few months for the European Commission. When the Commission announced its plans for the digital single market (DSM) on 6 May, many commentators and stakeholders felt that it provided more questions than...more

Don’t show satellite TV unless you’re paying for it!

The football season is well under way, new fall television lineups are beginning, and presidential debates are attracting viewers in record numbers. Admit it, you love watching TV. And, if you have a commercial office or...more

FCC Public Notice Provides Details for Incentive Auction

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As noted in our recent advisory on this subject, the FCC adopted procedures for next year’s scheduled incentive auction at its open meeting on Aug. 6. The FCC has now released the details in a 156-page Public Notice,...more

Do dropped channels mean you can drop your satellite contract?

by Kirton McConkie PC on

Salt Lake City — (KUTV) Ted Hansgen is not shy about which is his favorite 24-hour news network channel. "I spend a lot of time watching Fox News," he said. So when Ted was propositioned to switch TV providers...more

Manatt Digital Media - December 2014

2014 has been a transformative year in media and entertainment, particularly with the acceleration of “mobile-first, digital-first” initiatives—which we covered in our November newsletter—from pay TV unbundling to the...more

Another Step in the Long March from Campbell v. Acuff-Rose toward Fair Use Free-for-All?

by BakerHostetler on

TVEyes is a media-monitoring subscription service that “records the entire content of television and radio broadcasts and creates a searchable database of that content.” This service allows subscribers to search keywords or...more

Tennessee Requests Comments on Legislation to Amend the Locally-Imposed Gross Receipts Tax

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has released a legislative proposal with the stated intent of clarifying the application of the locally-imposed business tax to out-of-state businesses while also codifying an existing...more

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