Broadcast Bits: Episode 8
The Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposed merger that would create the largest local television news corporation in US History. Sinclair Broadcasting intends to purchase Tribune broadcasting pending FCC approval. Sinclair would own 233 local television stations and its content could be seen in more than 70% of American television households.
University of Florida Telecommunications Assistant Professor Jasmine McNealy is monitoring this merger carefully. She says there are many issues the FCC must consider. While the proposed merger has not received much media attention, it is something every consumer should be aware of.