Archive: July 8, 2011

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Court Upholds FCC Media Ownership Rules But Remands Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule

Court Upholds FCC Media Ownership Rules But Remands Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule

In a mixed decision for the FCC, the Third Circuit remanded part of the Commission’s 2008 order relaxing the newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership rule while upholding the order’s decision to maintain existing TV duopoly, radio ownership, and TV-radio cross-ownership rules. The remanded rule would have permitted newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership in the top 20 markets and in smaller markets under certain conditions.

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