FCC proposes ending UHF discount

09/26/2013 | Broadcasting & Cable · Adweek

The Federal Communications Commission today voted 2-1 to approve a notice of proposed rulemaking that would eliminate the UHF discount for determining when a station group exceeds the 39% national ownership cap. The rule would grandfather in current station groups as well as those groups that have deals pending as of today. Commissioner Ajit Pai voted against the notice, saying that "while today's item proposes to tighten the national cap, it does not seek comment on whether doing so would be a good idea."

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