End of UHF discount could halt growing station groups

08/21/2013 | TVNewsCheck (free registration)

Tribune, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Fox's station group are among the growing broadcast groups likely to be affected if the Federal Communications Commission ends the UHF discount for national reach limits and doesn't expand grandfathering provisions. Some lobbyists are working to ensure pending deals are grandfathered in as part of the FCC's plan, although they are being opposed by the group Free Press and are unlikely to be supported by unaffected broadcasters, according to industry sources.

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