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.
February 14, 1994 |
Angry youth leaders, counselors and educators gathered at the Los Angeles Free Clinic to rail against the CBS, NBC and Fox television networks for not airing a new series of government-sponsored commercials promoting the use of latex condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS. Federal health officials unveiled the controversial campaign Jan. 4, and all four broadcast networks agreed to air the blunt public-service announcements, which were developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.