The Federal Communications Commission on Monday approved the $3.1 billion merger of Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language television network, and the Hispanic Broadcasting Corp., the nation's largest Spanish-language radio network.
The Republican-led Senate on Tuesday voted to rescind new federal regulations allowing media companies to own more local TV stations and newspapers in a single market and expand their national reach.
The Senate Appropriations Committee late Thursday approved an amendment that would prevent federal regulators from letting media companies acquire more television stations and expand their reach of the national television market.
An appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the Federal Communication Commission's new federal rules that would have eased limits on media ownership from taking effect as scheduled Thursday.
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to block new media ownership regulations recently adopted by the Federal Communications Commission that would ease the limits on how many television stations media companies may own.
A House committee on Wednesday voted to roll back a key part of new media ownership regulations adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last month.
The Federal Communications Commission late Wednesday published its final report on the revised media ownership rules, even as lawmakers and consumer rights groups announced various plans aimed at making sure the new rules never take effect.
The Federal Communications Commission on Monday voted 3-2 along party lines to ease a number of media ownership restrictions, despite concerns the action will limit diversity and alternative voices in the media.
The Senate Commerce Committee continued to debate media ownership regulations Thursday, as the Federal Communications Commission prepared to vote on a massive overhaul of the rules early next month.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell on Thursday said he would proceed with the June 2 vote to revise media ownership restrictions, declining a request by two commissioners for a one-month delay.
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