FCC Democrats Dissent To Nexstar/Tribune Deal

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In the matter of the transfer of control of Tribune Media Company‘s television assets to Nexstar Media Group, the FCC on Monday voted in favor of a deal that 14 months ago wasn’t even in the realm of possibilities.


However, the Commission’s approval was far from unanimous. A party-line 3-2 vote is to thank for allowing the company founded by Perry Sook to become the nation’s largest television broadcasting company.

And, the two Democrats couldn’t be more divergent than Republican Mike O’Rielly, who went so far as to suggest the Media Bureau could have given its OK minus any divestitures whatsoever.

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