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FCC Bigwig Rethinks Fox

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The head of the FCC branch that recommended Rupert Murdoch be allowed to buy six U.S. TV stations in 1985 now says he would not have permitted the transaction had he known the deal was being financed…

Marketplace

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Neutrality For Nab

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The National Assn. of Broadcasters last week was ordered by its TV board of directors to remain neutral when Congress and the FCC consider relaxing TV ownership rules, setting off a flurry of…

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Dutch Channel Ready To Go

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After months of negotiations, three major pan-European media groups – CLT, Endemol Entertainment, and VNU – and Dutch broadcaster Veronica have agreed to launch Holland Media Group, the largest…

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Syndie Stars

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With three-fourths of the February sweeps wrapped up, you can count the number of new strips beating their lead-in and year-ago time period averages on one hand – and still have a few free fingers…

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Stars’ Double Standards

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After the opening weekend of “Speed” last June, studio executives awakened to Keanu Reeves’ potential as an action star, making him enough multimillion-dollar offers to keep him in Uzis for years…

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