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Biography for Matt Daneman

Matt Daneman, Senior Editor, covers pay TV, cable broadband, satellite, and video issues and the Federal Communications Commission for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications in 2015 after more than 15 years at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, where he covered business among other issues. He also was a correspondent for USA Today. You can follow Daneman on Twitter: @mdaneman

Recent Articles by Matt Daneman

Local Channels Increasingly on Streaming Platforms

TV stations increasingly are available via a mushrooming number of streaming options such as aggregators. Discussions between networks and affiliates have been rising as cable subscribers decline, putting retransmission consent dollars in jeopardy, experts said in recent interviews. Networks wanted…Subscribe to Read >>

Summer, Fall In-Person Events Won't Require Masks, Shots

As in-person events return this summer and fall (see 2103240003), organizers are opting for relatively light-touch COVID-19 health precautions such as spacing out lunch breaks or sessions to try to prevent larger gatherings of attendees, they told us in an…Subscribe to Read >>

Amazon/MGM May Not Get US Challenge; Lawmakers Concerned

Federal regulators are likely looking closely at possible antitrust action against Amazon, but the company's $8.45 billion buy of MGM announced Wednesday isn't expected to face federal or state antitrust challenges, experts told us. Lawmakers we interviewed questioned the potential…Subscribe to Read >>

WarnerMedia/Discovery Not Expected to Get FCC Review

AT&T's spinoff of WarnerMedia and combining it with Discovery (see 2105160003) isn't likely to go through FCC review, we've learned, even though some interest groups critical of media consolidation hope the agency will get involved. FCC acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel…Subscribe to Read >>

WarnerMedia/Discovery Helps HBO Max, Connectivity: Stankey

Being vertically integrated with content helped AT&T's domestic connectivity business, but it became apparent its HBO Max platform needed to be global in scale to compete and wouldn't fit with the U.S. focus, hence the spinoff and Discovery deal (see…Subscribe to Read >>