FCC Approves Nextstar-Media General Merger
Denies cable, satellite efforts to block deal
January 11, 2017
WASHINGTON—The Nextstar-Media General merger has been officially approved by the FCC's Mediau Bureau, according to a order published on the FCC website on Wednesday. Citing the proposed spin-offs to make the merger comply with local and national ownership rules, the FCC concluded that the merger is OK, and it would waive a prohibition on completing the deal that prevented a decision to be made while the spectrum auction was going on.
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