February 2016

MMTC Urges FCC to Reconsider Collateral Damage of Set Top Box NPRM; Focus on Diverse Programming NOI

February 19, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (February 19, 2016): Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) introduced two important items—the Notice of Inquiry on Promoting the Availability of Diverse and Independent Sources of Video Programming, and the Set Top Box Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)—both of which will potentially impact the future of television and the viability of diverse and […]

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MMTC Mourns the Loss of Dan Brenner

February 17, 2016

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 17, 2016): Yesterday, we lost a dear friend and giant in communications law and policy and diversity in the communications industries.  Dan Brenner, 64, died after being struck by a car while crossing a street in Los Angeles.  After an illustrious career as a communications lawyer, Dan left Washington in 2012 […]

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Press Statement: MMTC and 16 Concerned Organizations Urge FCC to Consider Unintended Consequences of Set Top Box Proposal on Diverse and Independent Programmers

February 12, 2016

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 16 leading national and social justice organizations (“Concerned Organizations,” listed below), recently filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the Commission to consider the unintended consequences of its recent set top box proposal on diverse and independent programmers. The proposal under consideration, the details of […]

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Letter to FCC: MMTC and 16 Concerned Organizations Urge FCC to Consider Unintended Consequences of Set Top Box Proposal on Diverse and Independent Programmers

February 11, 2016

Tweet On February 11, 2016, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 16 leading national and social justice organizations (“Concerned Organizations,” listed below), filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the Commission to consider the unintended consequences of its recent set top box proposal on diverse and independent programmers. The […]

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MMTC Warns FCC of Vacant Channel Proposal’s Impact on Minority Broadcasters and Diverse Programming

February 8, 2016

Tweet On February 7, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed an ex parte with the Federal Communications Commission, warning the Commission of the potential adverse impacts its Vacant Channel Proposal would have on LPTV broadcasters, minority ownership (which currently remains at an all-time low), and foreign language and diverse programming. The full […]

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