FCC says programmers can't limit access to documents during merger reviews

The FCC has told top media conglomerates that they can't restrict access to individuals who want to see deal-related documents as part of ongoing pay-TV merger reviews. As reported in FierceCable citing a Multichannel News article, the FCC said that the programmers--which include Disney, Fox, Time Warner Inc. and Viacom--provide no real argument as to why they should deny 245 individuals access to the documents. Read more

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