Tribune Wants FCC To Restore UHF Ownership 'Break'

By Kevin Penton (March 1, 2017, 7:09 PM EST) -- Tribune Media Co. has asked the Federal Communications Commission to return to media ownership limits that are less stringent for UHF station owners, saying that the removal of the so-called ownership break was accomplished in an arbitrary way.

Mace Rosenstein of Covington & Burling LLP and Edward P. Lazarus, Tribune's executive vice president and general counsel, encouraged several FCC officials during a Feb. 24 meeting to bring back the break that broadcast owners received for the number of UHF station viewers that counted toward their national ownership limitation, saying that the Obama administration-era elimination has toughened their ability to achieve the...

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