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2010/2014 Media Ownership Rules Review

MB Docket No. 09-182

Section 202(h) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires the Commission to review its ownership rules every four years and determine whether they are in the public interest as the result of competition. Under Section 202(h), the Commission shall repeal or modify any regulation it determines is no longer in the public interest.

The Commission's current ownership rules can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Ownership Studies

Find the studies here.

Related Information

Related Documents

6/27/14
Report on Ownership of Commercial Broadcast Stations.
Report: Word | Acrobat
2014 Ownership Report Data: Zip File (2 MB)

6/27/14
Extension of Comment and Reply Deadlines - 2014 Quadrennial Review.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/21/14
Comment and Reply Deadlines for 2014 Broadcast Ownership Review.  FNPRM Comment Date: 7/7/14.  FNPRM Reply Comment Date: 8/4/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/15/14
2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review.
FNPRM and R&O: Word | Acrobat
Wheeler Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Rosenworcel Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat
O'Rielly Statement: Word | Acrobat
O'Rielly Attachment: Acrobat

3/31/14
FCC Adopts JSA Rule and Begins 2014 Media Ownership Quadrennial Review.
News Release: Word | Acrobat


7/26/13
Protective Order for MMTC Cross Media Ownership Study Data.
Order: Word | Acrobat

6/7/13
Media Bureau Invites Comments on Study Submitted by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council in 2010 Quadrennial Review of Broadcast Ownership Rules.  Comment Date: 7/22/13.  Reply Comment Date: 8/6/13.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Report: Acrobat


12/3/12
Commission Seeks Comment on Broadcast Ownership Report.  Comment Date: 12/26/12.
Reply Comment Date: 1/4/13.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/6/12
The Office of Communications Business Opportunities and the Media Bureau Announce the Release of a Request for Quotation for Study Examining the Critical Information Needs of the American Public.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/20/12
Quadrennial Review NPRM - Review of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules and Other Rules.  Comments Due: 3/5/12.  Reply Comments Due: 4/3/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/12/12
Extension for Amendments to Pending NBCO Waiver Requests.
Order: Word | Acrobat


12/22/11
FCC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Media Ownership Rules.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

7/27/11
FCC Releases the Final Three Research Studies on Media Ownership.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/21/11
FCC Releases Three Additional Research Studies on Media Ownership.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/16/11
Media Bureau Announces the Release of Requests for Quotation for Media Ownership Studies and Seeks Suggestions for Additional Studies in Media Ownership Proceeding.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/15/11
FCC Releases Five Research Studies on Media Ownership and Adopts Procedures for Public Access to Underlying Data Sets.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Protective Order: Word | Acrobat


6/16/10
Media Bureau Announces the Release of Requests for Quotation for Media Ownership Studies and Seeks Suggestions for Additional Studies in Media Ownership Proceeding.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/11/10
Media Bureau Announces Comment Deadlines for Notice of Inquiry in Media Ownership Proceeding.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/25/10
FCC Releases Notice of Inquiry on Its Media Ownership Rules.
New Release: Word | Acrobat
NOI: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/17/10
Media Bureau Announces Agenda for Its Stanford, California Media Ownership Workshop.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

4/20/10
Media Bureau Announces May Media Ownership Workshop in Stanford, CA.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

4/13/10
Media Bureau Announces Agenda for Its Tampa, Florida Media Ownership Workshop.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

3/17/10
Media Bureau Announces Media Ownership Workshop in Tampa, FL.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

2/16/10
Media Bureau Announces Agenda for Its Columbia, South Carolina Media Ownership Workshop.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

1/28/10
Media Bureau Announces February 23, 2010 Media Ownership Workshop In Columbia, South Carolina.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

1/22/10
Media Bureau Announces Agenda and Panelists for January 27 Minority Media Ownership Workshop.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

1/15/10
Media Bureau to Hold Minority Media Ownership Workshop on January 27, 2010.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

1/5/10
Media Bureau Announces Panelists and Agenda for Media Ownership Workshop on Financial and Marketplace Issues.
News Release: Word | Acrobat


12/18/09
Media Bureau Announces Media Ownership Workshop on Financial Issues.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

10/21/09
Media Bureau Announces Agenda and Participants for November 2, 3, and 4 Media Ownership Workshops and Seeks Comments in the 2010 Media Ownership Quadrennial Review Proceeding.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

9/29/09
Media Bureau Announces Workshops to Begin the 2010 Quadrennial Review of the FCC's Media Ownership Rules.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Workshops

5/21/10, Stanford, CA, Impact of New Media on Broadcast Stations

4/20/10, Tampa, FL, Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Impact in the Media Marketplace

2/23/10, Columbia, SC, Local Television & Radio Marketplace Issues

1/27/10, Washington, DC, Minority and Female Ownership

1/12/10, Washington, DC, Financial Issues

11/4/09, Washington, DC, Broadcasters & Industry Panel

11/3/09, Washington, DC, Public Interest Group Panel

11/2/09, Washington, DC, Policy Scholars’ Panel

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