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Antenna TV to revive classics online

Tribune Broadcasting is set to launch next year Antenna TV, a digital network of classic TV shows, many of which were popular in the days before cable wiped out antennas.

Radio advertising up 6% to $8.2 billion

The Radio Advertising Bureau said industry advertising grew 6% in the first half of the year to $8.2 billion.

Broadcasters launch PR offensive over retrans

The National Association of Broadcasters on Monday stepped up its offense in the battle to keep the current retransmission consent rules as pay-TV providers press Congress and the FCC to alter them.

Cablers form group to address retrans

Cranking up the pressure on the FCC to change the way broadcasters and cable operators negotiate retransmission consent, a group of 31 cable systems, satellite companies, independent programmers and consumer organizations have formed the American Television Alliance.

White House backs FCC spectrum strategy

The White House is throwing support behind the FCC's proposal to reclaim 500 MHz of federal and commercial spectrum to stimulate mobile and fixed broadband.

Mark Mays exiting as CEO of Clear Channel

Marking the end of an era, Mark Mays told Clear Channel employees Wednesday that he will step down as chief executive officer the company his father founded in 1972 and built into the largest radio and outdoor company in the U.S.

ABC Owned TV Stations names new president

ABC Owned Television Stations on Wednesday announced a changing of the guard, with New York station exec Rebecca Campbell tapped to succeed the retiring Walter Liss as president.

ESPN to start N.Y. Web site

ESPN announced Thursday (March 25) that it would launch a local Web site in New York on April 2.

Sinclair renews affiliation with ABC

Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Friday, March 26, it completed a new affiliation agreement with ABC Network for nine TV stations covering about 5% of the country.

FCC sets 10-year broadband plan

The FCC's plan to make the Internet the dominant medium in America by connecting the nation with high-speed, affordable broadband Internet access is ready to be delivered to Congress and the public Tuesday.

First 3D ad set to hit theaters

With more studios producing 3D films, theaters are gearing up to attract moviegoers and lure advertisers with a new way to promote brands.

Comcast-NBCU bid gets fourth hearing

Congressional leaders heard from the two government agencies that will review Comcast's $30 billion bid to acquire 51% of NBC Universal.