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FCC Vote on Media Ownership Clears Way for Sinclair Broadcasting Expansion

HeadlineNov 17, 2017

In media news, the Republican-controlled FCC has voted 3 to 2 along party lines to loosen long-standing media ownership rules. The vote clears the way for the right-wing Sinclair Broadcasting to expand its local TV empire. Sinclair already owns 193 TV stations. It is attempting to buy Tribune Media, which controls another 30 stations. In other media consolidation news, Comcast and Verizon have made moves to purchase Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.

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