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NAB Board Calls For TV Deregulation

The National Assn. of Broadcasters’ TV board of directors has reiterated its call for broad deregulation of station ownership rules.

Meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., last week, the TV board voted unanimously Jan. 17 to back previously adopted positions calling for a lifting of Federal Communications Commission rules that prevent a broadcaster from owning more than 12 TV stations nationally. The board also reiterated its support for a change in rules to allow broadcast station groups to own TV stations that reach 30% of all U.S. homes, up from the current 25%.

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