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FCC Chief Is ‘Complicit’ in Trump’s NBC Threat, Ex-Chairman Says

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is “complicit” in Donald Trump’s threat to revoke broadcast licenses of news stations by not speaking out against the president, the former chairman of the agency said.Tom Wheeler, who led the FCC during President Barack Obama’s second term, said Sunday that Pai’s silence

Pay-TV Companies Are in Crisis Mode

Investors in traditional TV providers are reeling as companies from Viacom Inc. fail to stop the desertion of customers lured away by cheaper entertainment options such as Netflix and Snapchat.AT&T, whose ownership of the DirecTV satellite service makes it the biggest U.S. pay-television provider, said late Wednesday it will report

Can Trump Really Shut Down NBC?

In a tweet on Wednesday, President Donald Trump raised the prospect of retaliating against NBC over a news report, asking “at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?”Can he do that?Probably not, in part because the NBC network he attacked has no licenses (which are issued to TV

`It’ Leads Theaters Back From Dismal Summer With Latest Haul

“It,” the successful horror film from Warner Bros., returned to lead the box office in its fourth weekend, part of a stellar run that pushed domestic theaters’ September ticket sales to a record.Based on a Stephen King horror story, the film from Sony Corp. was fifth with $6.7 million.After the

Murdoch’s Control of Fox Targeted by Investor in Proxy Filing

Rupert Murdoch’s control over media conglomerate 40 percent of the voting power, according to the filing and a statement by the foundation. The group has unsuccessfully pursued a similar change at another Murdoch company, News Corp., for several years and proposed such a change at Fox in 2013. “There are

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