FCC Releases Modified Protective Orders in Merger Reviews

The FCC has released the modified protective orders for the Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV merger reviews.

Those orders circumscribe access to sensitive or proprietary documents by outside parties.

The Media Bureau modified them following complaints by content companies about the FCC allowing them to be widely viewed and the full commission, on a straight party line vote, upheld the bureau Monday.

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.