The second-largest media company says that it is not going to be involved in trying to loosen the regulations.
The Walt Disney Co., the second largest media company in the U.S., submitted just 231 words to the FCC commenting on the agency’s review of its broadcast ownership rules. But it really only needed two: no comment.
Pointing out that its group of 10 ABC owned-and-operated TV stations is well below the FCC’s audience reach limit and that it hasn’t purchased a TV station in more than 10 years, Disney said it “is not advocating and does not seek any relaxation” the ownership rules.
Disney did offer one tiny bit of support for its fellow broadcasters who want the ability to own two stations in small markets or newspapers and stations in the same market.
“Given the increase in, and attractiveness of, new media outletsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦the commission may soon find itself considering ways to incent, rather than restrict, ownership of over-the-air broadcast stations,” it said.