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Temporary stay in UHF discount case hangs over Sinclair/Tribune deal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a temporary stay on June 1 of the Federal Communications Commission's reinstatement of the UHF discount. The discount, which was eliminated in 2016 under former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and then reinstated in April under current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, allows stations broadcasting in the UHF spectrum — or on channels 14 to 51 — to attribute only 50% of their TV households in their designated market areas toward the overall national ownership cap. Under the current cap, a single broadcast station group cannot own TV stations that together reach more than 39% of U.S. TV households.

London terror attack: UK web regulation proposals slammed

Proposals to regulate online services provided by companies such as Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Twitter Inc. have been criticized as a "short-sighted" move in the fight against extremism.

Supreme Court to hear cell phone location records case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case centered on whether government agencies, including law enforcement, should be required to get a warrant before obtaining cell phone location records. The case, Carpenter v. United States, goes back several years to a string of armed robberies at various cell phone stores in and around Detroit. To catch the criminals, the government sought and obtained the historical cell phone location data of private individuals, using the phones' location data to track the suspects' movement at multiple points each day.

'Wonder Woman': An Amazon that delivers

Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. and DC Comics have struggled to breathe new creative life into the studio's superhero movies, leading to a string of critical disappointments. But where the heroes have stumbled, a heroine may succeed.

NBA Finals on ABC: Most-watched through 2 games since 1998

Despite a pair of blowouts, Walt Disney Co.'s ABC (US) has registered the most-watched NBA Finals in almost 20 years with its coverage of the Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers matchup. Through the first two games in which Golden State has taken a 2-0 lead over the defending champions, ABC has averaged a total live audience — linear TV, plus streaming — of 19.6 million viewers, according to Fast Nationals data from Nielsen Holdings.