In 1999, the impending merger between Viacom and CBS was a major topic of discussion in the media world. Two decades later, the same exact conversation has once again resurfaced. In December of 2019, CBS and Viacom once again began the process of merging following Federal … [Read more...] about Another Media Merger, the Same Story: What the CBS-Viacom Merger Tells Us About the Entertainment Industry
Montana Governor Plants His Flag for Net Neutrality
A week after 21 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the FCC over its repeal of Net Neutrality, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order protecting Net Neutrality in his state. The executive order points to oft-cited reasons for net … [Read more...] about Montana Governor Plants His Flag for Net Neutrality
DoJ Throws Wrench in AT&T – Time Warner Merger
Until last week, it was expected that AT&T’s pending $85.4 billion mega acquisition of Time Warner would close by the end of the year. After almost a year of review, however, the Justice Department has cast doubt on the deal. Late last week, in meetings with AT&T, the … [Read more...] about DoJ Throws Wrench in AT&T – Time Warner Merger
Net Neutrality–A Boon for Netflix or a Detriment to Innovation?
Last week FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, announced that the Federal Communications Commission would impose strict rules to enforce net neutrality. According to Law360, Wheeler seeks to re-classify broadband providers as public utilities, such that they will be regulated like electric … [Read more...] about Net Neutrality–A Boon for Netflix or a Detriment to Innovation?
FCC Unanimously Removes Football Blackout Rule
Green Bay Packer fans might be able to breathe a little easier about watching Packers' playoff games from their homes this winer. According to a story from the Hollywood Reporter, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously chose to remove the football blackout rule, which … [Read more...] about FCC Unanimously Removes Football Blackout Rule