FCC Proposes Overhaul To UHF TV Station Market Treatment

Law360, Washington (September 26, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced it would consider a major overhaul to the way it treats UHF television stations under a regulation capping nationwide market share, potentially restricting broadcasters’ ability to expand their station portfolios.

Under FCC television ownership regulations, a company must limit its total ownership of television stations so they reach no more than 39 percent of households nationwide. However, stations that broadcast on UHF, or ultra high frequency, bands are given a "discount" over stations on VHF, or very high frequency,...
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