May 2, 1995 |
Stung by criticism from inside and outside the agency, the Federal Communications Commission will probably delay a vote on a controversial staff proposal that would force media mogul Rupert Murdoch to undertake a costly restructuring of his Fox TV stations to comply with foreign-ownership laws. The five FCC commissioners were scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal by the agency's mass-media bureau that would require Murdoch's Australian holding company, News Corp.
April 27, 1995 |
Rupert Murdoch's protracted legal woes over his Fox TV network receded somewhat Wednesday as a federal appeals court rejected a bid by the NAACP to block the renewal of Fox's flagship station and federal regulators neared a decision on whether the media mogul can buy four other stations. The ruling by the U.S.
April 25, 1995 |
FCC May Allow Murdoch Long Restructuring Period: In an effort to win unanimous approval for a staff plan that would force Rupert Murdoch into a costly restructuring of his Fox television stations, FCC Chairman Reed Hundt is considering allowing a long restructuring period to ease the financial impact, sources say. The Federal Communications Commission's Mass Media Bureau staff last week recommended that News Corp.
December 1, 1994 |
The Fox television network vowed Wednesday to fight what it called a shameless bid by rival NBC to get federal officials to penalize Fox on the grounds that its ownership structure is illegal. In a 21-page petition filed Wednesday, NBC asked the Federal Communications Commission to declare the Fox TV network foreign-owned and thus in violation of a federal statute that generally limits foreigners to no more than a 25% interest in U.S. broadcast stations.
November 17, 1994 |
Ready or not, sports gets another golf tour today with a news conference at Sherwood Country Club to announce a new golf venture that has generated great controversy before its birth. It is the World Tour, a joint project of Fox Television and a Florida event management firm, which a wary PGA Tour expects to be in operation in 1995.
April 12, 1994 |
The Federal Communications Commission, in an unusual move, is revisiting a controversial 1986 decision that allowed media baron Rupert Murdoch to take control of seven TV stations. Murdoch acquired the stations from Metromedia Co. eight years ago and used them as the cornerstone to build Fox Television Stations Inc.'s fourth network. In order to comply with limitations on foreign ownership of broadcast licenses, the Australian-born Murdoch became a U.S. citizen.