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House Comsubcom Tees Up Media Ownership Hearing

Look for the House communications Subcommittee to announce a hearing Sept. 25 on media ownership issues, according to a source familiar with the hearing, which is expected to be announced soon.

No word on just what ownership issues those are, but Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) is a former broadcaster and a longtime fan of loosening ownership restrictions to allow broadcasters to be more competive in a multiplatform world.

No word on witnesses.

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.