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FCC Docket

This page provides information on applications to the FCC related to the proposed merger of Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Chris-Craft Industries, Inc.

Copies of the applications and any subsequently filed documents in this matter may be obtained for a fee from FCC's duplicating contractor Qualex International or may be viewed and/or copied at the FCC Reference Center.

Timeline

Day 261 - July 25, 2001

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Record Documents

Below is a list of record documents in reverse chronological order.

11/8/02
Judment of The D.C. Circuit Court affirming the Commission's grant of the Fox Chris-Craft applications

8/24/01
On Appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, The Office of Communication, Inc. of the United Church of Christ, et al. v. FCC, No. 01-1374

8/6/01
Letter certifying compliance with Protective Order filed by Petitioners

7/31/01
Operating Agreement filed by Fox Televisions Stations and The News Corporation Limited

7/25/01
FCC Approves Fox/Chris-Craft Merger With Conditions. Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 01-209. [ Text |  Word97 |  Acrobat ]
   Statements: [ Powell | Tristani | Abernathy |  Copps ]

7/13/01
Application For Review of Freedom of Information Action

7/12/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

7/6/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The News Corporation and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

6/28/01
Response to FOIA Request from Roy J. Stewart, Chief, Mass Media Bureau, FCC to Daily News

6/22/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

6/21/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

6/19/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

6/15/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by News Corporation and Fox Televisions, Inc.

6/11/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Fox Television Stations, Inc.

6/08/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Chris-Craft and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

6/4/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

5/29/01
Response to The News Corporation Limited and Fox Television Stations, Inc. May 22, 2001 Response to FOIA Request filed by Paul D. Colford, Daily News

5/22/01
Response to FOIA Request filed by The News Corporation Limited and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

5/18/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Chris-Craft Broadcasting, Inc. and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

5/17/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The News Corporation

Letter notifying applicants of FOIA request from James J. Brown, Deputy Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau, FCC

5/14/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

5/11/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The News Corporation

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation the Daily News

5/09/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

5/7/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

5/4/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The News Corporation Limited and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

5/02/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Fox Television Stations, Inc.

4/30/01
Redacted: Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

4/25/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Daily News

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Chris-Craft Broadcasting, Inc. and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

4/23/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The News Corporation

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Fox Television Stations, Inc.

4/19/01
Further Supplemental Protective Order, da 01-976

4/18/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The News Corporation Limited

4/16/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

4/13/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

4/11/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The News Corporation Limited and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

4/10/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

4/9/01
Redacted: Response to Letter from Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau, FCC, to Applicants Stopping the Clock filed by The News Corporation Limited

4/9/01
Amendment to Application and Response to Letter from Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau, FCC, to Applicants Stopping the Clock filed by Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

4/4/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

4/3/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Fox Television Stations, Inc.

4/3/01
Letter from Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau, FCC, to Applicants Stopping the Clock

3/28/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

3/14/01
Redacted Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

3/5/01
Supplemental Protective Order, DA 01-579

3/1/01
Order, DA 01-528 adopting Protective Order

2/26/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

2/14/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

2/9/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Fox Television Stations, Inc.

2/8/01
Response to Amended Application of Fox and Chris-Craft filed by PetitionersExhibits ]

2/7/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Chris-Craft Industries, Inc.

2/1/01
Request for Extension of Time to file Response to Amended Application of Fox Television Stations, Inc. filed by Petitioners

1/31/01
Redacted Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The News Corporation Limited

1/31/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

1/30/01
Letter filed by Petitioners objecting to second request of Fox Television Stations, Inc. to file confidential financial information

1/30/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

1/25/01
Response to Letter from Roy J. Stewart, Chief, Mass Media Bureau filed by Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

1/22/01
Redacted Request for Confidentiality and a Protective Order filed by The News Corporation Limited

1/19/01
Letter requesting extension of time to respond to letter from Roy J. Stewart, Chief, Mass Media Bureau filed by Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. and Fox Television Stations, Inc.

12/21/00
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

12/21/00
Letter from Roy J. Stewart, Chief, Mass Media Bureau, FCC to Applicants Stopping the Clock

12/13/00
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Fox Television Stations, Inc. and The News Corporation Limited

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Petitioners

12/8/00
Petition to Deny filed by Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

11/22/00
Reply to Joint Opposition of Fox and Chris-Craft, filed by Petitioners

11/15/00
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Fox Television Stations, Inc.

11/09/00
Joint Opposition of FTS and Chris-Craft [ 
Acrobat | Acrobat ]

11/06/00
Amended Motion filed by Petitioners

11/03/00
Motion for Leave to Amend Petition to Deny Nunc Pro Tunc

10/27/00
Petition To Deny filed by Petitioners [ 
Acrobat | Acrobat ]

10/27/00
Motion To Dismiss filed by The Office of Communication, Inc. of the United Church of Christ, Black Citizens for a Fair Media, Center for Media Education, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, New York Metropolitan Association of the United Church of Christ, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and Valley Community Access Television ("Petitioners")

10/24/00
Amendment to the Assignment Application filed by UTV of San Antonio, Inc.

10/3/00
Mass Media Bureau Announces "Permit-But-Disclose" Ex Parte Status Accorded to Proceeding Involving Applications Filed by Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. for Consent to Transfer Control of Licenses and Authorizations. [ Text | Word ]

9/27/00
Broadcast Application Public Notice, Report No. 24828 announcing that the applications had been accepted for filing and establishing a pleading cycle.

Applications

09/18/00
Application For Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License on FCC Form 314 for Assignment of Licenses from UTV of San Francisco, Inc., et al., to Fox Television Stations, Inc. [ 
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Merger Agreements

08/13/00
Agreement and Plan of Merger Among United Television, Inc., The New Corporation Limited, News Publishing Australia Limited and Fox Television Holdings, Inc. [ Acrobat | Acrobat ]

Agreement and Plan of Merger Among Chris-Craft Industries, Inc., The News Corporation Limited, News Publishing Australia Limited and Fox Television Holdings, Inc. [ Acrobat | Acrobat ]

Agreement and Plan of Merger Among United Television, Inc., The New Corporation Limited, News Publishing Australia Limited and Fox Television Holdings, Inc. [ Acrobat | Acrobat ]

Background

On September 18, 2000, Fox Television Stations, Inc. ("Fox Television Stations") and Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. ("Chris-Craft") filed applications seeking Commission consent to the transfer of control of Chris-Craft's licenses and authorizations to Fox Television Stations. On September 27, 2000, the Mass Media Bureau issued a Broadcast Actions Public Notice (Broadcast Applications, Report No. 24828) announcing that the applications had been accepted for filing and establishing a pleading cycle to permit interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed transaction.

Clock History

Day 1 was on: 9/27/00
This information was last updated on: 7/26/01

Clock Stopped Clock
Restarted
Days
Stopped
Reason for Stop/Restart
Day Date
261 7/25/01     Stop: FCC Approves Fox/Chris-Craft Merger With Conditions. FCC 01-209. [Text |  Word97 |  Acrobat]
   Statements: Powell | Tristani | Abernathy |  Copps
153 4/3/01 4/9/01 6 Restart: Amendment to Application and Response to Letter from Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau, FCC, to Applicants Stopping the Clock filed by Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. and Fox Television Stations, Inc. 4/9/01

Stop: Letter from Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau, FCC, to Applicants Stopping the Clock 4/3/01

85 12/21/00 1/25/01 35 Restart: Response to Letter from Roy J. Stewart, Chief, Mass Media Bureau filed by Chris-Craft and Fox Television Stations, Inc. 1/25/01

Stop: Letter from Roy J. Stewart, Chief, Mass Media Bureau, FCC to Applicants Stopping the Clock 12/21/00

Contacts: 
David Roberts or David Brown
Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau
(202) 418-1600
General Information: 

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).