Pro-MVPD Lobby Pleads To FCC On TEGNA Deal Retrans Concerns


With the spinoff by Cox Media Group of 18 stations to Imagicomm Communications earlier this week, the race to the finish line for the proposed Standard General majority acquisition of TEGNA is inching closer to its conclusion. Regulatory approval of a deal that would see Apollo Global Management take a non-voting minority stake in a “new TEGNA” awaits.

As such, a pro-MVPD and retransmission consent fee foe has called on the FCC to “closely examine” attribution issues and impose “effective conditions” in place to prevent violations of the joint negotiation prohibition.

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