FCC proposal may herald end of JSAs as we know them

According to at least one outlet, the current FCC Chairman is going to propose a ban on Joint Service Agreements (“JSA”) and Shared Service Agreements (“SSA”), unless they serve a public interest.  Current JSA and SSA agreements will be given a two-year sunset, under the proposal.

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The FCC order, assuming it’s approved March 31, will adopt “a rebuttable presumption that the costs of joint negotiation by non-Top 4 station combinations in the same market outweigh the benefits, and that joint negotiation among these combinations constitutes a failure to negotiate in good faith,” the FCC said in a background paper.

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