NAB Statement on Court of Appeals Ruling on Confidential Broadcaster Documents

May 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the FCC’s decision to make confidential broadcaster documents available to third parties during merger reviews was “both substantively and procedurally flawed,” the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

“We are delighted the court sided with broadcast networks and NAB in protecting highly confidential information from being widely disseminated during merger reviews. This is an important win for broadcast networks, local television stations, and the tens of millions of viewers who rely every day on broadcast TV as an indispensable entertainment and information source.”

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