FCC to give modest relief from broadcast-newspaper rules

12/22/2011 | Broadcasting & Cable

The Federal Communications Commission is said to have agreed to allow broadcast-newspaper cross-ownership in major markets while retaining current radio-TV ownership restrictions, but the new provisions are subject to a public comment period prior to a final vote at a public meeting. The latter is considered critical to the proceeding, since a federal appeals court cited an absence of public input as part of the reason for voiding a portion of FCC regulations from 2007 that similarly relaxed the newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership prohibition.

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