NAB Second On Media/Tech Lobbying Spending List For Second Quarter
July 22, 2015 at 4:12 AM (PT)
The NAB landed in second place among media and technology firms for spending on government lobbying in second quarter 2015, according to an analysis by KATY BACHMAN's KATYONTHEHILL.COM.
KATYONTHEHILL.COM's THOM MOCARSKY notes that while the NAB's $4.17 million in spending is second only to GOOGLE ($4.62 million) and just ahead of AT&T ($4.1 million), the 2015 figure is down 11.7% from first quarter. Among the topics raised by the NAB's lobbying were advertising tax deductibility, copyright, the television spectrum auction, media ownership, radio streaming, and news drones.
The NAB has spent $17.4 million on lobbying in the last 12 months. Filling out the top 10: COMCAST, VERIZON, the NCTA, FACEBOOK, MICROSOFT, AMAZON, and the CTIA.