Some of us (not naming names) began 2014 with self-driven promises to go to the gym instead of watching Bravo, to opt for that kale salad instead of the truffle oil risotto, and to start doing calf raises while brushing our teeth. Small steps.
For centuries, we’ve ingested magic elixirs in pill and syrupy forms to cure whatever ails us and to ward off future illness. Hard scientific evidence of efficacy may have been lacking for these nostrums, but lingering doubts fell sway to the testimonial charms and hard-sell tactics of proverbial snake oil salesmen.
In just a few short years, DVRs and video-on-demand have dramatically altered how television is watched. In 2006, fewer than two percent of households owned a DVR.
After spending the holidays binge-watching Netflix and Hulu, I am now currently obsessed with three television shows: Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow“,NBC’s “Dracula” and BBC’s “Sherlock“. “Sleepy Hollow” and “Dracula” are new this television season. The third season of “Sherlock” starts later this month.
Check out this article on the work that Navajo Nation is doing to bring wireless broadband to the reservation.
In one of the first major pronouncements of his Chairmanship, new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blogged that the incentive auction of broadcast spectrum will be delayed – from 2014 to mid-2015. Most observers commended the revised schedule, recognizing that it provides the Commission with additional time to develop the rules and procedures for one of the most complex spectrum auctions ever conducted. For broadcasters, the schedule also provides additional time to consider what the incentive auction means for them.
January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters and Webcasters – Children’s Television Reports, Quarterly Issues Programs List, Webcaster Elections and Minimum Fees, the Return of Lowest Unit Rates and More!
A new month in a new year, and a number of new regulatory dates are upon us for broadcasters – and important dates for webcasters also fall in this month.
As many consumers have just made new year’s resolutions to slim down and shape up, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a new initiative – called “Operation Failed Resolution” – aimed at cracking down on false and deceptive claims made by marketers of fad weight loss products. As part of this initiative, the FTC sent letters to publishers, broadcasters, and other media outlets, asking for their cooperation in screening ads for false and deceptive claims and rejecting ads for products that claim to produce weight loss results that are too good to be true.
FTC Announces Settlement with Makers of “Genetically Customized” Dietary Supplements and Skin Serums
The FTC earlier this week announced settlements with two companies that sold “genetically customized” dietary supplements and skin serums through multilevel marketing.
In 2003, the FTC issued Red Flag: A Reference Guide for Media on Bogus Weight Loss Claim Detection.