FCC Media Ownership Meeting Scheduled

FCC Media Ownership Meeting Scheduled 1The FCC says it will hold its next public hearing on media ownership rules Dec. 11 in Nashville.

The FCC held the first of a half-dozen such planned hearings last month in L.A. and got an earful on “the current state of the media and specific issues facing that local market,” as the FCC put it.

The FCC is reviewing all its rules and revisiting some deregulatory rule changes it tried to adopt back in 2003. AS part of the review it plans to hold six hearings in geographically diverse locations.

The L.A. hearing dealt with such issues as Tribune’s ownership of the L.A. Times and independent producers complaints that media consolidation had given studios too much control over TV product to the detriment to the creativity and profitability of independents.