Entrepreneurship

#MMTC17 Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference Highlights

August 2, 2017

Tweet The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) thanks everyone who contributed to making our 15th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference another success and one of our best ever.  This year’s conference was successful in achieving its theme of “Financing America’s Future.” Whether you participated in person or via our live […]

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REGISTER NOW for the 8th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit!

February 2, 2017

Tweet  MMTC Welcomes New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Current and Former FCC and Congressional Leaders, Industry Experts, Advocacy Leaders & More at the 8th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit #BBSJ17 *Click here for a PDF of this press statement. WASHINGTON, DC, 2/2/2017 – On February 7, 2017, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) […]

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MMTC Press Statement: FCC Foreign Ownership Ruling Brings Opportunity to Diverse Broadcasters

September 29, 2016

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 29, 2016):  Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized the use of its common carrier application review procedures for its broadcast foreign ownership applications. In 2013, after eight years of litigation led by MMTC, the Commission voted to relax its broadcast foreign ownership policies, but implementation has been difficult. Today’s vote […]

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MMTC Urges Chairman Wheeler to Affirm Broad Reach of MVPD Procurement Rule Is Not Subject to Strict Scrutiny

July 13, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (July 13, 2016):  Today, the Federal Communications Commission released a statement clarifying a response FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made during yesterday’s FCC oversight hearing.  When asked about a proposal by the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) in the Quadrennial Review order – which would extend the cable procurement requirements to […]

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Bayou City Broadcasting’s $40 Million TV Station Acquisition Is Success Story for Entrepreneurs of Color

June 20, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (June 20, 2016):  DuJuan McCoy, a 27-year broadcast veteran, will add two broadcast affiliates to his Bayou City Broadcasting group – NBC and FOX affiliates KADN and KLAF in Lafayette, LA – after closing on a $40 million transaction with Nexstar Broadcasting.  McCoy already owns WEVV-CBS and WEEV-LD FOX in Evansville, and […]

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Statement of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council in Response to the Decision of the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC

May 25, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (May 25, 2016):  Today, the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Prometheus Radio Project v. Federal Communications Commission castigated the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its failure to act on the definition of “small disadvantaged business enterprises” (SDBs) that would be eligible to benefit from FCC diversity initiatives.  The […]

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MMTC and Nine Other Civil Rights Organizations Stress Negative Impact of FCC’s Set-Top Box Proceeding; Urge Commission to Conduct Evidentiary Studies

May 24, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (May 24, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has filed reply comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Set-Top Box Proceeding, stressing its concern and highlighting alarm raised by many on the impact of the proposal put forth in the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and citing tremendous […]

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MMTC Urges FCC to Repeal the Main Studio Rule

March 21, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (March 21, 2016): Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling for the elimination of the FCC’s Main Studio Rule because it operates as a market entry barrier inhibiting minority ownership. MMTC holds that the Main Studio Rule – that all full-power […]

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MMTC Media and Telecom Brokers Offers DTV Incentive Auction Participants a Road to Tax Savings

March 21, 2016

Tweet Next week, the Federal Communications Commission is holding its DTV incentive auction repurpose the nation’s spectrum. While most broadcasters are likely aware of this, few may realize that, whether large or small, they can benefit from auction-related tax savings.  MMTC Media and Telecom Brokers can help design tax strategies that can include opportunities for […]

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MMTC Incubates New Minority Radio Owners

March 17, 2016

Tweet The following article originally appeared in Radio World. Over the course of several decades, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s transactional arm, MMTC Media & Telecom Brokers, has worked to ensure that diverse voices and entrepreneurs are included in the nation’s rapidly evolving and intensely influential communications industries. MMTC, founded in 1986, and […]

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