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Third Circuit Refusal to Reconsider Media Ownership Decision Means Déjà vu All Over Again

Posted in Broadcast Attribution, Broadcast Regulation
The seemingly never-ending cycle in which the FCC adopts an order in its quadrennial media ownership review only to have that order overturned by a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is likely to continue unless the Supreme Court intervenes. On Wednesday, November 20, the Third Circuit denied petitions… Continue Reading

FCC Commissioners Pai and O’Rielly Rebuke NCE FRN Decision

Posted in Broadcast Regulation
On January 4, 2017, the FCC’s two Republican Commissioners, Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly, issued a scathing statement against the Media Bureau’s decision, issued that same day, to deny petitions for reconsideration regarding FCC Registration Number (FRN) reporting requirements for non-commercial educational (NCE) broadcasters. Those requirements, imposed in January 2016 (the 2016 Order), oblige board… Continue Reading

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same… FCC Tweaks Broadcast Ownership Rules in 2014 Quadrennial Review Order

Posted in Broadcast Regulation
On August 25, 2016, the FCC released the text of a Second Report & Order that concludes both its 2010 and 2014 “quadrennial review” proceedings (the “2016 Order”). The Commission is required by statute to review its rules governing the ownership of broadcast radio and television stations every four years to determine whether they “are… Continue Reading