Tuesday, March 05, 2013

FCC Overhaul of Joint Sales Agreements Alive and Well

An overhaul of Joint Sales Agreements regulations could be on the horizon.  TV News Check reports despite of a temporary hold on new regulations the issue is still on the table of  the FCC.  The decision to put the review on hold came from the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council so it can complete a study on how the proposed rules' effects minority ownership and news gathering.  Of course this comes on the heels of Mission Broadcasting purchasing KLRT and KASN.  Nexstar;'s KARK is currently operating both stations. 

Hat tip TV Spy

11 Comments:

At 12:14 AM, March 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure this will come to a whole lot of nothing.

 
At 10:26 AM, March 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mission Broadcasting is a minority owned company... it is owned by a woman, Nancy Smith.

 
At 2:29 PM, March 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right. Nancy Smith is the owner of Mission Broadcasting. However, she is the front woman Perry Sook put in place for Nexstar to get around current ownership rules.

 
At 3:52 PM, March 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's true. Nexstar is the MSA for all 12 Mission owned stations.

 
At 4:11 PM, March 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good ol' deregulation is alive and well.

 
At 11:28 AM, March 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Women aren't minorities.

 
At 12:09 PM, March 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually she is the widow of one of Sook's buddies and he is making sure she lives a good life.

 
At 1:58 PM, March 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes we know, but Nancy is still the front woman for Perry and Nexstar to get around ownership regs.

 
At 10:04 PM, March 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It nice of the FCC to talk about it now. You would of thought they would have use this sale to make a point if they were going to do something about it.

 
At 9:09 AM, March 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know right. Would love to see the FCC change their mind and force sell offs.

 
At 8:59 PM, March 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many broadcast lobbyists on K Street will keep the FCC doing what they want it to do. Look at what happens to former FCC Chairman, they get nice jobs with lobby firms.

 

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