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FCC Approves Gannett and Tribune Acquisitions Gannett set to become 4th largest owner of network affiliates

The Federal Communications Commission has approved two of the year's biggest TV station deals involving the sale of nearly 40 stations: Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo and Tribune's $2.73…

December 20, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

Walden Comes Out Swinging Against FCC Rule Change to Cap Size of TV Groups Politics at play on heels of big station deals

In what is turning out to be a highly contentious rulemaking, the Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 along party lines to begin the process of changing how TV stations are…

September 26, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

Public Interest Groups, Cable Companies Oppose Gannett-Belo Merger File separate petitions to FCC aiming to limit new TV super unit

Gannett's $2.2 billion deal to buy Belo to become a 43 TV station super group is opening up some old-media consolidation wounds in Washington. Several public interest groups representing newspaper and…

July 25, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

Rockefeller Finally Weighs In on Wheeler FCC Nom Statement from Commerce Committee chair highly anticipated

Maybe because everyone in Washington already spent months chewing over Tom Wheeler's qualifications as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission—or maybe it was because Congress was on a…

May 3, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

News Corp. Critic Sen. Lautenberg Won't Seek Re-Election in 2014 Formal announcement set for Friday

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), a persistent critic of News Corp. and media consolidation, said Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014. The 89-year-old Senator confirmed his plans to the Newark,…

February 14, 2013, 4:49 PM EST

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