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FCC to opinion to rollback US media tenure rules

The US Federal Communications Commission will opinion during a Nov assembly to rollback landmark media tenure regulations that extent a ability of companies to possess mixed TV stations and newspapers in a same marketplace and mislay other restrictions, Chairman Ajit Pai told a congressional row Wednesday.

The pierce would be a win for journal companies and broadcasters that have pushed for a change for decades, though was criticized by Democrats who pronounced it could chaperon in a new epoch of media opening consolidation.

The FCC in 1975 criminialized cross-ownership of a journal and promote hire in a same market, unless it postulated a waiver, to safeguard a farrago of opinions.

The FCC authorised existent tenure structures to sojourn in place.

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