The writing’s been on the wall for a while now. Ajit Pai’s FCC unveiled a plan to undo the agency’s existing net neutrality rules, which passed two years ago. The 2015 vote took place when Democrats controlled three of the agency’s five seats. Now those numbers are reversed, and the repeal is expected pass by the same 3-2 margin. The policy change would mark a major victory for broadband companies, which have fiercely contested the rules since they were implemented. As its stands now, companies like AT&T and Verizon must treat all internet content equally – even content that comes from small companies. Pai, the Commission’s Donald Trump-appointed Chairman, says that current policy will be replaced with new rules that “simply require internet service providers to be transparent about their practices.” The agency plans to release a new draft of its order a few weeks ahead of its vote, which is slated to take place on December 14.
Among the highlights and surprises, Sandra Oh is the first Asian American woman to be nominated as Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for BBC America’s Killing Eve)….ABC’s Modern Family failed to land a comedy series or acting nomination for the first time since its launch in 2009…. Nat Geo’s Genius: Picasso grabbed seven nods….After […]
The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday. HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 22 noms, while NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld each nabbed 21, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale followed with 20. Netflix was tops among networks with 112 total nominations, followed by HBO with 108 and NBC […]
The United States Olympic Committee named Sarah Hirshland as its 12th chief executive officer. Hirshland comes to the org after serving as chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association. “The USOC is at a critical time in its history and requires an energetic, creative and inspiring leader who is capable of building on […]
Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup Semifinal featuring a Croatia upset over England delivered 5,504,000 viewers to the FOX broadcast network and set an all-time FIFA World Cup Semifinal streaming record, according to the company. The match was up 61% from the Spain/Germany match in the corresponding 2010 window and ran nearly even with Netherlands/Argentina in 2014. […]
CYNOPSIS BREAKING NEWS Nominees for the 70thPrimetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning by Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam), along with Television Academy execs. HBO’s Game of Thrones grabbed the most nods with 22; NBC’s SNL and HBO’s Westworld each earned 21. Final voting takes place August […]