TV NewsCheck – FCC Turns Sights To Local Station Ownership

The discount was previously eliminated under President Obama’s FCC.

June 7, 2017

The FCC is expected to clear the way as soon as this summer for broadcasters to own up to two or more TV stations in most if not all markets — even if two of the stations are Big Four network affiliates, broadcast industry sources say.

Ajit Pai, the Trump administration’s FCC chairman, and his fellow GOP commissioner Michael O’Rielly, who now constitute the FCC’s majority, have already made clear their support for deregulation.

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