Broadcast Diversity Bill Introduced | Broadcasting & Cable


Broadcast Diversity Bill Introduced | Broadcasting & Cable

A prominent House Democrat has proposed boosting diverse minority ownership in the broadcasting business.
The Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act, introduced by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), would boost data and reporting requirements for ownership diversity, restore the tax certificate program and establish a minority incubator program. That bill could have the best chance of traction since Republicans have also called for incubator programs and restoring the tax certificate policy that gave companies a tax break for selling media properties to diverse owners.
It is one of a package of bills introduced by Democratic members of the House Energy & …

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