What To Expect From FCC Under New Obama Chair
January 19, 2009 at 6:09 AM (PT)
For better or for worse, the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION has been defined of late by public-decency battles, from JANET JACKSON's Super Bowl nipple slip to BONO's F bomb at the Golden Globes to an underage sex party on CBS's 'NCIS,'" writes ADAGE.COM. It was also in the news for its 18-month review of the merger of two failing satellite-radio companies.
Now, outgoing Republican chairman KEVIN MARTIN is headed to the ASPEN INSTITUTE, and JULIUS GENACHOWSKI, a close friend of President-elect BARACK OBAMA, is expected to take the helm. GENACHOWSKI is a former executive at BARRY DILLER's INTERACTIVE CORP. who more recently became a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, starting the WASHINGTON-based incubator LAUNCHBOX DIGITAL and ROCK CREEK VENTURES. He's advised companies such as WEB.COM, TICKETMASTER, THE MOTLEY FOOL, BELIEFNET (sold to NEWS CORP.), TRUVEO (sold to AOL) and RAPT (sold to MICROSOFT).
So, what kind of changes can we expect with the first Democrat at the helm of the FCC in eight years? Read the full article here.