Topic: shared service agreements

Broadcasters Sue FCC Amid New Scrutiny of Shared Services Deals

Policy change called 'arbitrary and capricious'

Net neutrality isn't the only problem Tom Wheeler has: the Federal Communications Commission chairman also faces a new lawsuit from broadcasters. As threatened earlier this month, the National Association of Broadcasters…

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 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…

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…

Gannett Is Set to Become the 4th Largest Owner of Broadcast TV Affiliates

Department of Justice puts minimal restrictions on the purchase of Belo

No doubt some in Washington will think the Dept. of Justice let Gannett off easy. In order to close its purchase of Belo, the DOJ Monday required Gannett to divest…

FCC's Pai Makes Vigorous Case to Loosen Media Ownership Rules

Commissioner warns of impact on small markets

Federal Communications commissioner Ajit Pai made it clear where he stands on media ownership rules. In a no-holds-barred style that is becoming the GOP commissioner's trademark, Pai laid out a…