Broadcast ownership just got easier.

The FCC reinstatement of its revised broadcast ownership rules has been published in the Federal Register, which establishes the comments deadline (August 2) and the reply comments deadline (August 30). The Order eliminates the newspaper/broadcast and radio/television cross-ownership prohibitions, as well as the television joint sales agreement attribution rule. As you remember, the FCC attempted to put all these moves into place previously, but they were blocked by Third Circuit Court of Appeals; that decision was subsequently overturned by the Supreme Court.