FCC Launches Review Of Media Ownership Rules

Law360, New York (June 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission voted on Wednesday to revisit its media ownership restrictions, in what is likely to turn into a contentious debate over the amount of media outlets large companies are allowed to control.

The Commission plans to take a closer look at a rule that prohibits companies from controlling a newspaper and a television or radio station in the same market. It also plans to consider whether broadcasters in more cities should be permitted to control more than one television station.

The FCC will...
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