March 2014

MMTC SUPPORTS FCC RULING ON JSAs AND SSAs

March 31, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 31, 2014):  The Federal Communications Commission voted today to ultimately do away with those joint sales agreements (JSAs) for which there are few or no public interest benefits.  Under the new rule, television broadcasters will be barred from forming new JSAs where one station sells 15 percent or more of the […]

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MMTC APPLAUDS NTIA-LED TRANSITION ON IANA OVERSIGHT

March 18, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2014):  Last week, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it would transition its key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) applauds NTIA for this significant step in a transition that has been 16 years in […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Dialogue On Diversity – March 19th

March 14, 2014

Tweet Ø WHAT: Women: The Community — Public Policy Forum for Women’s History Month Ø WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:00–6:30 p.m., Reception Following Ø WHERE: American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. Ø WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals, Educators, Staff and Executives of NGOs and public sector agencies, […]

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New Initiative Aims to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

March 13, 2014

Tweet There is a severe underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians in clinical trials, the processes pharmaceutical companies undertake to test and hone treatments for illnesses.  Due to genetic differences between ethnic groups, diverse representation in clinical trials is vital to tailoring healthcare treatments for various demographics. Yesterday, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of […]

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MMTC Celebrates the Legacy of Minority Venture Capital Icon Herbert P. Wilkins, Sr.

March 7, 2014

Tweet Herbert P. Wilkins, Sr. Longtime MMTC Board Member and Benefactor, Minority Venture Capital Icon, Mentor, and Champion for Diversity of Ownership in the Media and Telecommunications Industries January 9, 1942 – December 3, 2013 Herbert P. Wilkins, Sr., renowned venture capitalist and entrepreneur, will best be remembered for his stalwart leadership and achievements on […]

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MMTC SUPPORTS FCC ACTION ON JSAs AND SSAs

March 6, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2014):  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today that the Commission would be moving to ultimately do away with those joint sales agreements (JSAs) for which there are few or no public interest benefits. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council applauds Wheeler’s initiative – particularly with respect to shared […]

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MMTC: RECENT H BLOCK SPECTRUM AUCTION GENERATED REVENUE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, BUT NO MINORITY-OWNED BIDDERS OR DE WINNERS

March 5, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2014):  Last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that the DISH Network won all 176 of the H Block spectrum licenses put up for bid during last month’s auction, paying $1.564 billion and outbidding all other qualified bidders, including Designated Entities (DEs).  David Honig, President of the Minority Media and […]

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