Topic: media ownership rules

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

House subcommittee hearing turned into a grilling of sorts

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…

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…

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

TV group was worried that FCC would hold up deal review

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…

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

Wheeler may need to soften proposal

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…

FCC Takes Aim at TV Joint Sales Deals

Agency will also initiate review of media ownership rules

Does the Federal Communications Commission have it in for local broadcasters? Some insist that's the case.  As expected, the FCC will vote on new rules next month that will make it…

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…