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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

FCC Urging Broadcasters to Start Repack Closeout

With the FCC through much of the incentive auction repack, it's pushing broadcasters to start closeout procedures instead of waiting nearer to the July 2023 fixed transition closeout date. The agency will likely set an earlier broadcaster deadline for…Subscribe to Read >>

More Space Company M&A, Failures Seen Coming

The commercial space universe is about to see mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the small-satellite and small-satellite launch market, investment experts said Tuesday at a Washington Space Business Roundtable event. Expect more business failures over the next year or…Subscribe to Read >>

C-Band Order Possible in February; Legislators Discussing Proceeds Allocation

With the FCC's Jan. 30 meeting agenda not including a draft order for a C-band auction, as earlier anticipated (see 1912130061), parties in the proceeding now expect one to land in February. Consensus isn't universal, and action could…Subscribe to Read >>

Schism on Proposed Regulatory Fees Touches on Foreign-Licensed Satellites

Satellite operators remain divided on the FCC assessing satellite application and regulatory fees on foreign-licensed satellites with U.S. access (see 1912090053), in docket 19-105 replies posted Tuesday. The fees are proposed as part of the FY 2020…Subscribe to Read >>

Direct-to-Consumer Focus May Mean No Huge TV M&A in 2020

Don't expect big, transformative mergers and acquisitions in entertainment and media this year, experts said in recent interviews. Instead, companies are focused more on direct-to-consumer offerings and on integrating and rationalizing the properties they have, analysts and lawyers said.Subscribe to Read >>