Analysis: FCC limits scope in consideration of UHF discount

11/15/2013 |

The Federal Communications Commission, in its proposal to eliminate the UHF discount when calculating whether a station group exceeds the 39% ownership cap, has chosen not to consider whether the 39% cap is even justified in the rapidly changing media marketplace, attorneys Scott R. Flick and Paul A. Cicelski write. "Like the story of the blind men and the elephant, the FCC's [notice of proposed rulemaking] thrusts out its hand, touching only one aspect of the FCC's ownership rules, and risks discovering later that there is much more to the elephant than its tail," they write.

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