Gray Asks FCC To Streamline ‘Significantly Viewed’ TV Rules


How the FCC determines whether a television station from one market is “significantly viewed” in a distant community, vital to MVPD eligibility in a second market, is something Gray Television wants “streamlined.”

That’s according to an ex parte filing made by the publicly traded TV station owner via its outside counsel — former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell.

But, what the company is asking is for the Commission to no longer consider ratings a factor, and instead rely only on signal contours for its determination process.

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