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FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Limit TV Joint Sales Deals Media ownership rules drag on

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…

March 31, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

FCC's Pai Warns Agency Against Strong-Arming Broadcasters in Auction FCC came close to order to eliminate shared service agreements

Did the Federal Communications Commission come close to changing its media ownership rules regarding joint sales agreements and shared service agreements? According to sources, as late as Tuesday, chairman Tom Wheeler…

January 30, 2014, 5:55 PM EST

FCC's Wheeler Pulls Media Ownership Proposal Replacing predecessor's draft with his own

The Federal Communications Commission’s review of media ownership rules, now nearly three years late, is likely to drag on even longer. New FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has decided to withdraw…

December 16, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

New FCC Chairman Gets an Earful From House Panel Tom Wheeler's honeymoon didn't last long

There has been no honeymoon for Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. On his 39th day at the regulatory agency, Wheeler got an earful from the…

December 12, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

FCC and FTC Nominees Couldn't Be More Different O'Rielly seen as more hands-off, while McSweeny may be more activist

Mike O’Rielly, the GOP nominee for the Federal Communications Commission, and Terrell McSweeny, the Democratic nominee for the Federal Trade Commission, couldn’t be more different. The contrasts were on display during…

September 18, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

Is the FCC Making a Move to Stop TV Groups From Getting Any Bigger? Proposed rule could change how TV stations are counted toward national ownership cap

Acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn may have turned activist. In a bold move, Clyburn has circulated an item aimed at making sure TV groups don't get any bigger. Over…

August 2, 2013, 9:30 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

Tribune Buys Local TV Holdings to Become Nation's Largest Station Operator New opportunities, reach for advertisers

Tribune Company is buying Cincinnati-based Local TV Holdings—and its 19 television stations in key markets—for $2.73 billion in cash, the companies said in a statement this morning. Coupled with Tribune’s…

July 1, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

Study: Cross-Ownership of Media Doesn't Impact Minorities Critics cry foul over this next step in the FCC's process of reviewing rules

One of the biggest arguments against liberalizing the cross-ownership of media properties in a local market—that it would limit minority and female ownership—was shot down in a study conducted as…

May 30, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

Another Delay in FCC Media Ownership Rules Proceeding Regs on hold pending impact study on minority ownership

Here's a shocker: The Federal Communications Commission's proceeding on media ownership rules is now officially on hold pending an impact study on how cross-ownership affects minority ownership. It could be…

February 26, 2013, 5:56 PM EST

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