3rd Circ. Remands Media Cross-Ownership Regs To FCC

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Thursday ordered the Federal Communications Commission to reassess its decision to repeal a ban on corporations owning newspaper and broadcast stations in the same market, but affirmed the agency's other rules on television and radio cross-ownership.

In 2008, the FCC decided to repeal its blanket ban on corporations owning both a daily newspaper and a broadcast station in the same market in favor of a case-by-case approach, prompting challenges from both citizens groups and media companies, including the National Association of Broadcasters,...
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