FCC gets static over easing of ownership rules

Linnett, Richard
June 2000
Advertising Age;6/5/2000, Vol. 71 Issue 24, p4
Trade Publication
This article reports that the media buying industry expressed opposition to a U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposal on ownership of emerging or nascent television broadcast networks, for example, UPN and WB. The plan would enable national broadcasters American Broadcasting Co., CBS, National Broadcasting Co., and Fox to own more than one broadcast network.


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