Digital Daily Dozen 2/2/17

FCC’s Pai Proposes ATSC 3.0 Rollout

New FCC chairman Ajit Pai signaled Thursday that he wants broadcasters to be able to start working on tomorrow’s TV today.  –B&C


You can watch the Super Bowl in VR, here’s how

It’s almost impossible to score Super Bowl tickets. Unless you’re willing to sacrifice your first born or shell out thousands of dollars, you’re out of luck. Though most people prefer to watch the game from the comfort of their own home, FOX Sports, a mobile app, wants to take it a step further.  –USA Today


CBS to Merge Radio Assets Into Entercom

CBS, which said it would sell or spin off its radio division, says it made a deal to merge CBS Radio with Entercom.  –B&C


FCC’s Pai to Test Publishing Item Texts Before Votes

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has long talked about boosting transparency at the FCC, but as the new chair he is now in a position to do more than root from the sidelines.  –B&C


Industry Starts Enforcing Cross-Device Privacy

An industry watchdog is warning ad companies that it will begin enforcing a self-regulatory privacy code for cross-device tracking.  –Media Post


Pai’s FCC Sends Paper Correspondence File Rules Packing

Commercial broadcasters soon will not need to keep paper copies of viewer and listener correspondence about station operations in their public inspection files.  –Comm Law Blog


It’s official: Facebook wants to be your next TV

Mark Zuckerberg says he wants people to come to Facebook to watch “episodic content.” (And yes, Facebook is a media company.)  –Recode


Trump stresses cybersecurity but postpones executive order

The president says he’ll hold department heads more responsible for network security.  –Computer World


AT&T AirGig Trials with Power Companies Expected in 2017

AT&T said today that it is in advanced discussions with power companies and others regarding trials of AT&T AirGig technology in at least two locations by this fall.  –Telecompetitor


Spectrum Auction Cracks $19 Billion

Stage 4 of the forward portion of the FCC’s spectrum auction pushed past the $19 billion mark in round 24 Wednesday (Feb. 1), with bidders offering $19,006,009,428 in that round, up about $30 million from $18,970,686,415 in round 23, aand then adding another $38 million to $19,038,558,451 in round 25.  –Multichannel News


Consumer groups: Protect robocall limits on student debt collectors

Consumer groups are asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to leave in place current rule limiting robocalls from student debt collectors.  –The Hill


Time Warner Cable Sued Over Broadband Ads

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing Time Warner Cable for allegedly duping consumers by delivering slower Web service than advertised.  –Media Post




The Digital Daily Dozen is distributed weekdays (usually) by Dom Caristi or Heather Vaughn as a service of the BSU Digital Policy Institute. The articles are culled from various e-newsletters. The content is not original – only their compilation in this mailing is.