Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., have joined a chorus of requests that the Federal Communications Commission be cautious in how it reallocates the C-Band spectrum for new users. NCTA-The Internet & Television Association, the American Cable Association, National Public Radio and the National Association of Broadcasters praised the bipartisan support in a joint statement that asserts, "[I]t is critically important that any changes to the C-Band spectrum fully protect incumbent users and consumers from harmful interference and service loss or interruptions."
USA Network has ordered a 10-episode reboot of dating show "Temptation Island," which first aired at the beginning of the millennium. The show will bring back Mark Walberg as host and will premiere Jan. 15.
Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., have joined a chorus of requests that the Federal Communications Commission be cautious in how it reallocates the C-Band spectrum for new users. The National Association of Broadcasters, NCTA-the Internet & Television Association, the American Cable Association and National Public Radio praised the bipartisan support in a joint statement that asserts, "[I]t is critically important that any changes to the C-Band spectrum fully protect incumbent users and consumers from harmful interference and service loss or interruptions."
National Association of Broadcasters Senior Advisor John David was honored at the Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts ceremony Tuesday, the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation's 16th annual such event. Other honorees included Morgan Murphy Media CEO Liz Murphy Burns, TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest and "60 Minutes" journalist Bill Whitaker.
A recent survey by The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult found that America's most trusted newscasters include NBC's Lester Holt and ABC's Robin Roberts, who has also garnered the title of most-loved news figure among adults ages 25 to 49. The survey also reveals that Republicans' most-loved television hosts are led by Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Ainsley Earhardt.
More than 1 million veterans are now eligible for Comcast's Internet Essentials, a program offering internet to low-income families for $10 monthly. The program was started in 2011 to help low-income children connect and has extended its reach to include other groups, such as seniors with disabilities.
Discovery is relaunching its Velocity channel as the MotorTrend Network on Black Friday in an effort to complement specific genres with multiplatform services. Promotion for MotorTrend will start this week.
Disney is reportedly negotiating a buyout of its European A+E Network channels with Hearst, a divesting condition set forth by the EU after it approved Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The partnership between the two companies goes back to the 1984 introduction of A+E Networks; this deal might signify a larger transaction in the future, but neither company has commented.
The Justice Department has reached a settlement with six broadcasters to end the unlawful sharing of advertising information, which stifled competition. The group, which includes Tribune Media Co., Sinclair Broadcast Group and Meredith Corp., will not have to pay fines.
Google has enhanced its Project Fi mobile virtual network operator service with improved security and connectivity. The updated network will allow the use of a virtual private network for all connections, including to Wi-Fi networks outside Project Fi.
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