The FCC may frustrate the cable companies in a new effort to open the cable TV market to independent programmers and video services, reports TheNew York Times. Planned regulations could help lower cable rates and provide better programming options.
The Wall Street Journal reports that FCC chairman Kevin Martin is responding to a study that finds cable companies have become too dominant in the pay-television industry. He may refer to the 1984 Cable Act when it comes time to face opposition.
It's Hammer time…The old school rapper is embracing a more modern pop culture dance craze, teaming up with Flock co-founder Geoffrey Arone to create new social networking site DanceJam. Wired reports that the site will offer a number of dance features including slow-motion tutorials, a video player that allows people to upload videos of themselves dancing and participate in contests.
A new measurement tool for the radio industry shows ratings declines for stations appealing to blacks and Hispanics.
Peggy Northrop leaves More to be editor in chief of The Reader's Digest.
The Chicago Sun-Timesfeatures a story on Cathy Black's new book, Basic Black.
Scroll down after the Cathy Black item…a story on Edelman's Lee Antonio and her role as one of three chairs for the 107th annual Off The Street Club holiday luncheon on Dec. 5.