Copps: FCC Working On Increasing Minority Ownership
February 11, 2009 at 12:08 PM (PT)
At his first press gathering as Acting Chairman of the FCC, MICHAEL COPPS concentrated on the digital television transition, but did tell reporters that the Commission is working on increasing minority ownership in broadcasting.
COPPS told reporters that the agency is continuing to follow Congress' mandate to focus on digital TV, but "I think there is a lot the commission can accomplish in the weeks and months ahead," noting, "one of the big things I have been interested in is minority ownership of broadcast properties ... we have to make sure that as we go forward with new policies we have the legal underpinnings that we need to satisfy the courts, and the factual documentation we need to have to verify our case, and if we have to do additional studies, this is the time to do it. I am putting that into motion."