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Biography for Matt Daneman

Matt Daneman, Senior Editor, covers pay TV, cable broadband, satellite, and video issues and the Federal Communications Commission for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications in 2015 after more than 15 years at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, where he covered business among other issues. He also was a correspondent for USA Today. You can follow Daneman on Twitter: @mdaneman

Recent Articles by Matt Daneman

1st Circuit Presses Maine on Cable Prorating Refunds

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals repeatedly pressed Maine during oral argument Monday on the state's assertion that its cable TV charges prorating law isn't rate regulation. Judge Rogeriee Thompson challenged plaintiff-appellee Charter Communications to explain how the state…Subscribe to Read >>

C-Band Phase 1 Filter Supply Likely OK as Switch Looms

As the C-band phase 1 transition moves into filtering for MVPD earth stations, we're told filter supplies are expected to be more than sufficient. Intelsat and SES have largely cleared the band's lower 120 MHz, they told an ACA Connects…Subscribe to Read >>

SpaceX License Mod Appeals May Face Steep Odds

Balance Group, Dish Network and Viasat lawsuits challenging the FCC's April SpaceX license modification (see 2104260077) are considered a long shot, experts told us. They cited an environmental law, among other reasons why the commission's ruling may be judicially upheld…Subscribe to Read >>

Amazon/MGM May Not Get US Challenge; Lawmakers Concerned

Federal regulators are likely looking closely at possible antitrust action against Amazon, but the company's $8.45 billion buy of MGM announced Wednesday isn't expected to face federal or state antitrust challenges, experts told us. Lawmakers we interviewed questioned the potential…Subscribe to Read >>

WarnerMedia/Discovery Not Expected to Get FCC Review

AT&T's spinoff of WarnerMedia and combining it with Discovery (see 2105160003) isn't likely to go through FCC review, we've learned, even though some interest groups critical of media consolidation hope the agency will get involved. FCC acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel…Subscribe to Read >>