House To Vet Media Marketplace

The House Communications Subcommittee says it will hold a hearing Sept. 27 on the state of the U.S. media marketplace.The wide-ranging hearing will look at radio, broadcast TV, online streaming, social media and more, says the subcommittee majority, led by chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)“In less than a decade’s time, innovation has driven unprecedented changes to the media landscape, bringing consumers more options, more content, and greater convenience than ever before," said Blackburn in announcing the hearing. "Our upcoming hearing will spotlight the latest trends in the ways Americans consume media, how that affects business models, market growth, and public policy, and where we go from here."

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.