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November 28, 2012News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • FCC chief's cautious leadership is cited by critics, allies
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski's deliberate, methodical approach to his job has earned mixed reviews, with some telecoms claiming he's slowed down their progress and some lawmakers criticizing the agency's proposed regulations. However, friend and former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt praised Genachowski for his role in promoting broadband, saying he had to "expedite the evolution instead of start a revolution. And he's done a superb job of achieving that goal." The Washington Post (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • House panel holds hearing on Internet radio royalties bill
    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet today is slated to conduct the first of several hearings on the Internet Radio Fairness Act, which would reduce the royalties paid by online music services. Among those scheduled to testify at the "Music Licensing Part One" hearing are Bruce Reese, president and CEO of Hubbard Radio, who will represent broadcasters; Joseph J. Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Pandora Media; and Michael J. Huppe, president of SoundExchange. (11/28), Radio Business Report (11/27), Radio Ink (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Broadcasters Foundation makes holiday giving appeal
    Relief for broadcasters in need is the objective as the Broadcasters Foundation of America rolls out its 2012 holiday campaign. The foundation raised $675,000 last year and provided funds that helped families stay in their homes and provided needed medication for retirees. (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • No Monday blues for broadcast networks
    Broadcast networks on Monday enjoyed one of their best prime-time performances of the fall season, with almost all series on the top five networks posting gains. NBC won its 10th Monday night in a row among the 18-to-49 demographic and was followed by CBS and Univision, with ABC and Fox in a tie for fourth and The CW and Telemundo in a tie for sixth. Media Life (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TV stations show their investigative mojo
    This article showcases "the breadth of topics" being covered by local stations' investigative reporting units. The highlighted pieces address alleged problems with airport security in Nashville, Tenn.; convicts in Indiana cutting short their prison time; pollution problems from manufacturing facilities in North Birmingham, Ala.; and used mattresses being resold as new in Detroit. TVNewsCheck (free registration) (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Join NAB Show's StartUp Loft
    Startup companies looking for the one break to accelerate entry and impact in the media and entertainment market should join NAB Show's StartUp Loft. The StartUp Loft provides new companies, whose initial offerings were not commercially available before Jan. 1, 2012, an affordable opportunity to showcase their products and services. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    NAB's Online Resource Guide features products and services of NAB associate members and a broadcast industry directory of radio and television stations and key personnel. It connects electronic media professionals with businesses for critical technology, equipment and service needs. Not an associate member? Join now. Contact Erik Henson to feature your company. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Legislative & Regulatory 
  • House panel seeks to learn more about receivers and spectrum
    A House Energy & Commerce communications subcommittee hearing on "The Role of Receivers in a Spectrum-Scarce World" on Thursday will ask participants about ways broadcasters, wireless operators and the government can share the ever-more crowded spectrum field without "stepping on each other's toes," according to a memo by the majority staff for the panel. "Good fences make good neighbors," the memo reads. "But how do you know how high to build your fence or what materials to use if you don't know who your neighbors might be in the future or precisely what they will be doing on their lot?" Multichannel News (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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