‘Big Four’ Affiliates Want ‘Two-Tiered’ National Owner Cap


In a 96-page filing complete with three exhibits made Monday with the Commission, the affiliate associations for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox Broadcasting collectively urge the FCC to modify the national audience reach cap as it applies to non-Big-Four network-owned stations while retaining the current 39% cap as it applies to the networks — creating a “necessary” two-tiered national owner reach limit.

They also seek a “keep and tweak” approach to the “UHF discount.”

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