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  • AT&T Launches 5G Network—Capped at 15 GB and Topping Out at 140 Gbps
    by Daniel Frankel on December 18, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    AT&T has announced the very limited deployment of 5G services in 12 cities. Starting Tuesday, what AT&T is describing as “select businesses and consumers” in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, San Antonio, and ... […]

  • FCC's 28 GHz Auction Appears to Be Winding Down
    by John Eggerton on December 18, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    It is looking likely that the FCC's 28 GHz auction is winding down or, more in the holiday spirit, wrapping up. In the latest round (the 77th), for the ninth time in a row no new licenses drew bids, the longest such stretch since the auction began Nov. 14 and, over the 2,939 licenses that currently ... […]

  • Senate Votes to Expand AMBER Alert to Territories
    by John Eggerton on December 18, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    The Senate has unanimously passed legislation that expands the AMBER Alert system to U.S. territories. The system, which uses TV, radio, cell phones and electronic signage to spread the word about missing children, has helped resource more than 900 children. The alert system was launched in 1996 ... […]

  • Half-Hour ‘Conan’ Debuts on TBS Jan. 22
    by Michael Malone on December 18, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Conan, hosted by Conan O’Brien, will return on TBS Jan. 22 as a half-hour program. The show, in its ninth season, will air four nights a week, starting at 11 p.m. TBS said the revamped program, which had been an hour, and expanded fan experience headed up by O’Brien’s Team Coco “will define a new ... […]

  • Season 16 of ‘The Voice’ on NBC Feb. 25
    by Michael Malone on December 18, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    The Voice returns for season 16 Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25 and 26 on NBC. John Legend joins returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Carson Daly returns as host. MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television produce the ... […]

  • Sinclair-Tribune Non-Deal Hits Just Keep on Coming
    by John Eggerton on December 18, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Sinclair-Tribune remains the non-deal that refuses to die. The proposed merger has long since been scrapped, deteriorating into suits and counter-suits while Tribune has moved on to Nexstar. But the story line continues to play out on a couple of fronts.  The American Cable Association has ... […]

  • Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins With Mighty ‘Voice’
    by Michael Malone on December 18, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    NBC clobbered the competition with The Voice, scoring a 1.5 in Monday prime in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. ABC and CBS were the runners-up at 0.7/3. The Voice grew 14% to a 1.6 from 8 to 10 p.m. and America’s Got Talent: A Holiday of Champions got a 1.2. On ... […]

  • Charter Settles NY 'Net Speed Claim Suit for $174.2 Million
    by John Eggerton on December 18, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    The State of New York has secured a whopping $174.2 million settlement from Charter Spectrum) over the state's allegation that Spectrum failed to deliver on its promised internet speeds.  That is according to New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, who announced the news in the following ... […]

  • E.W. Scripps Signs New Deal For Comscore Measurement
    by Jon Lafayette on December 18, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    E.W. Scripps has signed a new, expanded deal with Comscore for local market television measurement. Scripps will also use Comscore’s advanced automotive and political demographic data to quantify the value of its ad inventory to clients in those categories. The broadcaster will also be continue its ... […]

  • Senate Passes Emergency Alert Bill
    by John Eggerton on December 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    The Senate has passed the READI (Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement ) Act, a bipartisan bill meant to improve the emergency alert system, extend it to new platforms and avoid a repeat of the false alarm nuclear missile strike alert in Hawaii that drew an FCC investigation. Among ... […]