media ownership rules

FCC’s Wheeler Takes Another Stab at Explaining His Net Neutrality Position

What started out as a rocky hearing for Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler turned into an opportunity for him to explain at length to lawmakers about the agency’s new rulemaking on net neutrality, opened less than a week ago.

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Limit TV Joint Sales Deals

It’s a good thing the FCC started out with three items that all five commissioners could agree upon because that was the end of the harmony at Monday’s meeting. Over strong objections from both Republican commissioners, the FCC voted 3-2 to make it harder for a TV station to sell advertising time for another in the same market.

Sinclair Restructures Allbritton Deal in Wake of FCC Crackdown on Sidecar Deals

Seeing the writing on the wall at the Federal Communications Commission, Sinclair Broadcast Group said late Thursday it would restructure its deal to buy Allbritton's TV group. As part of the restructuring, Sinclair will no longer propose to enter into shared service and joint sales agreements in three markets where it is adding ABC affiliates from Allbritton.

FCC’s Clyburn Holds Swing Vote on Limiting TV Joint Sales Deals

The ultimate fate of the Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to close the ownership loophole on TV stations joint sales agreements may lie with fellow Democratic commissioner Mignon Clyburn.

FCC Takes Aim at TV Joint Sales Deals

Does the Federal Communications Commission have it in for local broadcasters? Some insist that's the case. 

FCC’s Pai Warns Agency Against Strong-Arming Broadcasters in Auction

Did the Federal Communications Commission come close to changing its media ownership rules regarding joint sales agreements and shared service agreements?