NAB Files Freedom Of Information Act Request With FCC For Materials Used In Developing Ownership Rules Proposals
June 30, 2016 at 11:24 AM (PT)
The NAB is not happy with FCC Chairman TOM WHEELER's ownership rules proposals, and has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents associated with the process that led to the proposals, which not only did not loosen ownership restrictions in light of changed market conditions but restored additional restrictions on TV joint sales and shared services agreements.
The request, from General Counsel/EVP RICK KAPLAN, asks for materials used by the Media Bureau, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, and WHEELER in connection with developing and/or drafting policy recommendations for the circulated proposals. The Commission has 20 days to respond to the request.