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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

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

FCC Chairman Wheeler Circulates Proposed Media Ownership Rules

Posted in Broadcast Attribution, Broadcast Regulation
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated to his fellow Commissioners a proposed final rule in the 2010/2014 Quadrennial Media Ownership proceeding.  Based on an FCC fact sheet summarizing Chairman Wheeler’s proposal, the new rules would largely keep the existing media ownership regulations in place.  Although the proposed changes are few, some could be significant to… Continue Reading

FCC Releases Report and Order on TV JSA Attribution and Ownership Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Posted in Broadcast Attribution, Broadcast Regulation
On April 15, 2014, the FCC released the text of its Report and Order making certain television joint sales agreements (JSAs) attributable under the FCC’s media ownership rules and its Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding that simultaneously initiates the 2014 Quadrennial Review of its media ownership rules and seeks to resolve the still-pending 2010 Quadrennial Review… Continue Reading

FCC Acts to Attribute Television JSAs and Prohibit Joint Retransmission Consent Agreements; Initiates 2014 Quadrennial Ownership Review

Posted in Broadcast Attribution, Broadcast Regulation
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) today took actions that implicate media ownership and television retransmission consent negotiations.  The FCC adopted: Orders that will: (1) make television joint sales agreements (JSAs) attributable where a brokering station sells more than 15% of the advertising time for a brokered station; and (2) effectively prohibit top-four television… Continue Reading