Media giant Viacom Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay a record $3.5 million to settle dozens of federal investigations into alleged indecency on its TV and radio programs.
A federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its new media ownership rules, marking a victory for consumer advocacy groups that had opposed the ease in regulations.
By a 391-22 vote, the House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation significantly raising fines for the airing of television and radio broadcasts deemed indecent.
The Federal Communications Commission late Friday approved News Corp.'s $6.6 billion purchase of DirecTV, the nation's largest satellite television provider, a move critics say will lead to higher prices and less choices for consumers.
Congress and the White House reached a compromise Monday night in an effort to avoid a presidential veto of a measure that would have rolled back a decision by the Federal Communications Commission to relax a key media ownership rule.
The Federal Communications Commission on Monday approved the $3.1 billion merger of Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language television network, and the Hispanic Broadcasting Corp., the nation's largest Spanish-language radio network.
The Republican-led Senate on Tuesday voted to rescind new federal regulations allowing media companies to own more local TV stations and newspapers in a single market and expand their national reach.
The Senate Appropriations Committee late Thursday approved an amendment that would prevent federal regulators from letting media companies acquire more television stations and expand their reach of the national television market.
An appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the Federal Communication Commission's new federal rules that would have eased limits on media ownership from taking effect as scheduled Thursday.
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to block new media ownership regulations recently adopted by the Federal Communications Commission that would ease the limits on how many television stations media companies may own.
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