November 30, 1994 |
Fox Ownership of TV Stations Challenged: In a petition to be filed with the Federal Communications Commission, NBC says a federal law against foreign ownership of U.S. stations was violated when Rupert Murdoch was allowed to acquire six TV stations in 1985, according the New York Times. Murdoch bought the stations, which became the foundation of the Fox network, through News Corp. of Australia.
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.
October 18, 1994 |
In an effort to speed government clearance and deflate objections to its proposed purchase of TV stations, SF Broadcasting has changed its corporate structure. But NBC said it will continue to challenge the deals. SF Broadcasting, owned by Savoy Pictures Entertainment Inc. and News Corp.'s Fox Television Stations Inc., had formed limited liability companies to buy TV stations in Green Bay, Wis., and three other cities. It planned to make them affiliates of the Fox TV network.
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.