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FCC votes to allow some broadcasters to buy more TV stations
April 20, 2017 / 4:17 PM / 5 months ago

FCC votes to allow some broadcasters to buy more TV stations

WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to reverse a 2016 decision that limits the number of television stations some broadcasters can buy.

The decision could lead to a possible acquisition by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc of Tribune Media Co , some Democrats in Congress said. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he plans to take a new look at the current overall limit on companies owning stations serving no more than 39 percent of U.S. television households. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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