FCC media-ownership rewrite to begin

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The Federal Communications Commission Thursday will launch its comprehensive
rewrite of broadcast-ownership limits.

On the docket will be a call for suggested changes to rules limiting national
broadcast ownership, cross-ownership of local radio and TV stations, TV duopolies
and dual TV-network ownership.

Consolidated into that rulemaking will be previously launched proceedings on
local broadcast/newspaper cross-ownership and local radio concentration.

A few weeks later, several FCC-commissioned studies of media-industry
economics will be issued.

Comments on the proposed rule changes and the studies will be due at the same
time.

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