CBS' Hopper Award Knock Could Set Back Media Ownership Rules

Used by public interest group as example of problem with proposal

When CBS torpedoed CNET's planned "best of show" award for Dish's Hopper, it may have also blown to bits broadcasters' best chance for looser media ownership rules at the Federal Communications Commission. In a letter filed today with the FCC, public interest group Public Knowledge says CBS' actions demonstrate unequivocally why the agency should ditch its proposal to loosen the rules, currently under review.