Senate Commerce to Look at Media Ownership Further

Senate Commerce to Look at Media Ownership Further
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Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., has heard the nine Democrats on the committee and has slated another hearing on media ownership for Thursday (May 22).
Earlier, several Democratic members of Congress urged McCain to have all five FCC commissioners testify at such a hearing before the agency votes June 2 on the media ownership rules.
No witness list has been released, although an announcement by the committee said it would specifically seek testimony on the television broadcast ownership rules and competition in the video programming and distribution markets.


Committee to Delve Further Into Ownership

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Alaska, says testimony about media ownership, Internet radio’s future and performance royalties convinced him the group needs to look into consolidation, diversity and ownership.