The Independent Television Group says the commission’s retention of the ban “was arbitrary and capricious and contrary to the evidence in the record before the agency.”
The group of independent stations says the commission should to go further at its Nov. 16 vote on relaxing the ban against owning two Big 4 affils in a market. It also suggested that the FCC defer a final decision on the must-carry status of Next Gen TV signals.
In the spirit of BuzzFeed, here are 14 not-really-so-amazing things you need to know about the next generation of television journalists, based on my recent visit to Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
The Independent Television Group, comprising a number of family-owned broadcasters, many with newspapers, meet twice a year to educate themselves and share knowledge on how to survive and thrive. Their leader, News-Press & Gazette Co.’s David Bradley, explains the group’s goals and how they hope to accomplish them. The short list of priorities includes network-affiliate relations, spectrum repacking, station values, syndication as well as technical issues.