Gray Moves To Dismiss 2018 Hazard Move


In May 2018, the Media Bureau Policy Division’s Senior Deputy Chief denied a petition filed by Gray Television concerning a CBS-affiliated UHF station and its absence on both DISH Network or DirecTV in several towns within a half-hour drive of the property’s city of license.

Steven Broeckaert, the division leader, made the decision on the grounds that the resulting carriage obligation “is not technically and economically feasible for each of the satellite carriers, and would effectively circumvent Section 338(c)(1).”

One month later, Gray filed an Application for Review of the Memorandum Opinion and Order. Now, nearly four years after the FCC’s inaction on the matter, Gray has asked that the petition be dismissed.

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