FCC Quest For A New TV Market Area Determinator Proceeds


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Until now, the Nielsen Station Index Directory has been used by the FCC to determine a television station’s local market for carriage purposes.

There’s just one problem. Nielsen recently phased out this report. As such, the Commission needs a new publication to refer to for determining market areas. A vote at the FCC’s July Open Meeting will help to determine what that publication will be.

For Nate Simington, the Republican FCC Commissioner made it clear that blindly selecting a Nielsen offering may not be in its best interests.

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