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Local TV Station Owners Push For 50% Coverage

June 1, 2018

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Local TV stations might temper expectations for big national growth — a bit. But in the future? Mull over this longtime loaded media word: network.

Current FCC regulations dictate TV stations cannot own entities representing more than 39% of U.S. TV homes. A group of big TV station groups now say 50% will do.

Hearst Television, Scripps Media, Raycom Media, Gray Television, Graham Media, Quincy Media, Dispatch Broadcast Group and Morgan Murphy Media have told the FCC this.

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