FCC Media Bureau Releases Ownership Data Set
February 24, 2011 at 4:10 AM (PT)
The FCC's Media Bureau has released a data set comprised of all ownership reports filed in the 2009 biennial Form 323 requirement, the first using the new revised form. The data set is the first in a planned series of "snapshots" of broadcast ownership data that the Commission said "should collectively provide a reliable basis for analyzing ownership trends in the industry, including ownership by minorities and women."
The data set released WEDNESDAY include 2009 data in several categories, including capitalization, contracts, exemptions, ownership groups, ownership interests, attributable interests in the same market, ownership relationships, ownership structure, and "ownership miscellaneous." The information is available for download as individual zip files.