Nexstar Fights Back Against Critics in FCC Merger Review

The gloves remain off between Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and chief industry critics of its proposed $4.6 billion bid to acquire Media General.

That fact is clear by a recent filing Nexstar made with the Federal Communications Commission opposing numerous conditions being proposed by its critics as part of regulatory approval. Nexstar for example, states that the multichannel video programming distributor petitioners who have blasted the pending deal fail to identify any rule that the proposed transaction violates and offer

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Robert W. Welkos

Robert W. Welkos

Robert Welkos began reporting for CTFN in August of 2014. He covers utility, cable, and banking deals, among other matters and has proven adept at picking apart state regulatory processes. He was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and shared in two Pulitzer Prizes awarded to the newspaper’s Metro staff. He has reported on numerous state and federal trials and served as the Times’ entertainment industry legal affairs writer covering Hollywood and the law. Robert was also a correspondent for the Associated Press. He is based in Los Angeles.


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