Hearn, Ted
June 2003
Multichannel News;6/2/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 22, p1
Despite intense pressure from an array of opponents, Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell is moving forward with his plan to overhaul the broadcast-ownership rules at a special June 2, 2003 meeting. The chairman's plan calls for allowing the four major networks to own more local TV stations, allowing TV stations to combine with other TV stations in the same market, and permitting newspaper publishers to own TV and radio stations in the same market. Although Powell views the changes as practical adjustments to current market conditions and decisions by a federal appeals court, his critics insist he has surrendered to big corporations at the expense of the public interest.


Related Articles

  • FCC mum on content request. Halonen, Doug; Hatch, David // Electronic Media;03/08/99, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p34 

    Presents a roundup of government news of relevance to the United States television and cable industry, as of March 1999. Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) mum reaction to request by Christian Action Network to require labels on homosexual content; Fines imposed by the FCC on KUSK-TV,...

  • Regulatory fees due. MARTIN, HARRY C. // Broadcast Engineering;Sep2012, Vol. 54 Issue 9, p16 

    The article reports that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the final 2012 regulatory fees. According to the report, the principal fees apply to commercial television, plus LPTV, television translators and Class A television stations. Since the commission's initial...

  • AFFILS TO FCC: BAN NETS FROM GORGING ON OUTLETS. McClintock, Pamela // Daily Variety;8/8/2003, Vol. 280 Issue 25, p13 

    Focuses on issues over media ownership rules in the U.S. Demand of big media companies to re-regulate and bar networks from buying television stations; Decision of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to lift the cap on media ownership; Efforts of Network Affiliated Stations to reverse...

  • Tardy stations may lose DTV licenses. Halonen, Doug // Electronic Media;5/20/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 20, p6 

    Reports on the compliance of the digital television licenses on the television stations in the U.S. Approval of transition deadlines by the Federal Communications Commission; Indication of the technical problems; Extension of the television programs.

  • FCC must make everyone share burden of DTV.  // Electronic Media;8/12/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 32, p10 

    Editorial. Focuses on the effort of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on the digital television. Guidelines for television networks and cable operators for the shift to digital television; Possibility of losing digital television (DTV) licenses for stations failing to air digital...

  • LMA proposals top FCC's list. Halonen, Doug // Electronic Media;01/04/99, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p14 

    Reports that a controversial proposal to crack down on local marketing agreements (LMAs) is expected to receive US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) consideration early in 1999. Postponement of a vote on a proposal that would have required divestiture of LMAs; Review of the FCC's...

  • The network-affiliate-D.C. relationship. McConnell, Bill // Broadcasting & Cable;03/12/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 11, p6 

    Looks at existing United States Federal Communications Commission rules governing the relationship between television networks and their affiliate stations. Affiliates' right to refuse specific network programs; Territorial exclusivity ban; Dual network rule.

  • Converting to digital TV? Plan now. Shaw, Russell // Electronic Media;10/11/99, Vol. 18 Issue 41, p25 

    Presents tips for small-market television stations in converting to digital television. License from the Federal Communications Commission; Tower construction; Allocation details; Zoning regulations; Local ordinances; Help from vendors.

  • LPTV owners brace for change. Hall, Lee // Electronic Media;05/12/97, Vol. 16 Issue 20, p8 

    States that low-power television station (LPTV) owners will be affected when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shuffles frequency allocations to make room for full-power digital television stations. Views of Gil Gillis, owner of W35BB, a low-power television station; Background...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics