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Pay-TV conglomerates get push back on efforts to diminish viewers' choices
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
Local broadcasters, community advocates, network affiliates and independent broadcast related industries have joined forces to push back against the pay-TV industry's ongoing efforts in Congress to strip viewers of their favorite programming by rewriting federal law.
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DFW TV stations, newspapers ask court to keep juvenile murder hearings public
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Six major media outlets in Dallas-Fort Worth joined to file a plea in intervention in state District Judge Jean Boy'’s Tarrant County juvenile court to ask that any hearings regarding Ethan Couch be held in open court. The motion also asks that the media outlets be given a chance to be heard if the judge considers motions to close a hearing to the public or makes a decision to do that on her own.
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UT System responds to House transparency committee directives
The Texas Tribune
As the legislative committee investigating University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall of Dallas considers whether to impeach him, the UT system met a Feb. 1 deadline to address certain directives set by the committee.
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Hidalgo County grand jury reviews potential Weslaco Open Meetings Act violations
The Monitor
Five current and former city commissioners will go before an Hidalgo County grand jury to make the case why they shouldn't be indicted for kicking the public out of a public meeting. City leaders drew a crowd when they called the special meeting in November, after the election but before new members had been sworn in.
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Register now! Auto sales seminar set for tomorrow
TAB is proud to present a free, members-only webinar. Auto dealers have moved the majority of their ad budgets to digital media. Between the costs of their website, photography, internet managers and buying leads, budgets have been squeezed. Join us to learn what is trending in the auto advertising, what's on dealers' minds, what they are buying, how radio should fit into their plans and ideas to bring back to your station. (TAB Members Only)
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PrimeTime Lighting Systems Inc.
PrimeTime Lighting Systems — formerly KW/2 Lighting — is a premier studio and video fluorescent and LED lighting designer and manufacturer. PrimeTime Lighting's television and video lighting instruments meet discriminating lighting designer demands with a complete portfolio of cool, energy saving, image enhancing fluorescent and LED lighting products.
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Snell
Snell provides a comprehensive range of solutions for the creation, management and distribution of television content, including the tools necessary to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to digital, HDTV, and 3Gbp/s operations.
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Aereo's rocky path ahead
CommLawCenter
Where the law aims to draw a bright line between what is permissible and what is not, advances in technology often blur that line, creating factual scenarios that couldn't have existed when the law was drafted. In the case of Aereo's technology, the mistake many are making is to assume that technology doesn't just blur the line, but erases it entirely.
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Zombie alert redux
CommLawBlog
One of the endearing qualities about zombies is their resilience: knock them down and they'll get back up again and again. They also are quite the attention-grabbers. It's not surprising, then, that government concern about zombies surfaces and resurfaces from time to time to jar the sleepy citizenry out of its complacency.
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10 years after Super Bowl clothing malfunction, FCC indecency rules remain in limbo
The Feb. 2 Super Bowl didn't offer much in the way of excitement on the field, as the game seemingly was over by the end of the first half. But, for the last decade, the half-time show itself may offer some anxiety to the stations carrying the game. Ten years ago, Janet Jackson had her infamous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction incident, which started a firestorm at the FCC for the next several years as it ignited many calls to more aggressively regulate indecency on the airwaves. As a result, a number of fines were meted out for this program and to many others that aired soon thereafter. In reality, what the incident did, was to highlight just how difficult it is for the FCC to enforce any sort of indecency rules.
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FCC fines KOME-FM $4,000, renews abbreviated license
TAB
The FCC has fined a Meridian FM station $4,000 after the station admitted in its 2013 FCC license renewal that it had quarterly issues lists deficiencies and had been silent for extended periods of time during the license term. The FCC also granted LKCM Radio Group, LP, licensee of KOME-FM, an abbreviated two year license renewal instead of the full-term of eight years.
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5 technical reasons big cable will get bigger
By Mitch Weinraub
While the industry goes back and forth on the details of Charter's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable and rumors of Comcast or Cox involvement, the opportunities for cost savings get discussed quite a bit. However, most of the conversation tends be focused on reducing programming and administration costs or maybe maximizing ad revenue. On the technical side, there are five reasons that big cable will continue to get bigger, regardless of which board governs or who owns the shares.
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Pay-TV conglomerates get push back on efforts to diminish viewers' choices
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
Local broadcasters, community advocates, network affiliates and independent broadcast related industries have joined forces to push back against the pay-TV industry's ongoing efforts in Congress to strip viewers of their favorite programming by rewriting federal law.

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Look out, television: Google goes for the biggest advertising prize of all
Forbes
Forget wearable computers and self-driving cars. The search giant will continue its dominance by sticking with its advertising roots — taking $40 billion out of the hides of some very familiar companies.

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Performance Tax effort gains steam
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
Efforts by the record labels to impose a new performance royalty on radio broadcasters have a new champion on Capitol Hill in the name of Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York.

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Maggio to leave KEYE-TV
Austin360
Judy Maggio, the city's best-known broadcast journalist, will depart KEYE in May after more than three decades on Austin's airwaves. The decision was 100 percent Maggio's, the veteran anchor said.
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Salem closes on 2 stations
Radio Ink
Ed Atsinger's company has closed on its purchase of Disney's KDIS 99.5 FM in Little Rock, Ark., and KRDY 1160 AM in San Antonio. The purchase price was $2 million for both stations. Brokers: John Pierce with John Pierce & Company, LLC, represented the buyer and Bill Schutz of Schutz & Company represented the Radio Disney Group.
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FOR-A provides slow motion, archiving, frame rate conversion for networks at the Olympics
TVNewsCheck
FOR-A, based in Cypress, Calif., says that several of its products are being used for production at the Winter Games in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. Networks in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Japan are deploying the company's 4K super-slow motion camera, video-archiving recorder and frame-rate converter technology for their coverage of the sporting events.
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