FCC Meeting Update: Foreign Investment Rules and Independent Programming Proposal, but No Set Top Box Rules

FCC Meeting Update: Foreign Investment Rules and Independent Programming Proposal, but No Set Top Box Rules

At its September 29, 2016 open meeting, the FCC adopted rules to make it easier for broadcasters to seek approval for foreign ownership, reformed the methodology for publicly traded broadcasters and common carriers to assess compliance with the statutory foreign ownership limits, and proposed rules it believes will strengthen the position of independent programmers in negotiations with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).  

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