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FCC takes another look at affil rules

The Federal Communications Commission on June 15 asked for industry comment on whether rules governing broadcast webs and their affiliates should be revised. Currently, affils have the right to reject programming fed by the network. The FCC said it intends to retain the reg because it is “inextricably linked” to a station’s control over programming and public interest obligations.

However, the FCC proposed clarifying the rule by stating that affils may not reject network programming “based solely on financial considerations.”

The FCC also asked whether the dual network rule – which prevents a single company from owning more than one TV network – is still relevant as the industry moves to the advent of digital TV.

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