On December 12, the FCC will officially launch its latest ‘quadrennial’ review of broadcast ownership rules. The review is a congressional mandate.
In his monthly blog post, the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wrote: “On the media front, we’ll be kicking off a review of our media ownership rules — a review we’re required by statute to conduct every four years. The 2018 Quadrennial Review, as it’s called, will begin with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which seeks public input on the relevant rules, such as the Local Radio Ownership Rule, as well as several diversity-related proposals.”
The rules up for review are the local radio ownership rules, local TV ownership limits and the dual-network rule.