FCC To Review Media Regulations

Ajit Pai

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he will be launching a major review of broadcast, cable and satellite regulations at the May 18 public meeting of the FCC. The chairman also promised that under his chairmanship, broadcasting and broadcasters will not be a “speed bump” but an indispensable part of the communications landscape.

Pai’s comments were part of the keynote address during the general session at the NAB Show. The chairman addressed restoring the UHF discount, signaling fewer restrictions on joint sales agreements, enacting process reforms, including eliminating cross-ownership rules, small-market duopoly restrictions, raising the 39% national ownership cap and swift action on rolling out the new ATSC 3.0 next gen transmission standard.

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