Goto Section: 73.5007 | 73.5009 | Table of Contents

FCC 73.5008
Revised as of November 27, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  73.5008   Definitions applicable for designated entity provisions.

   (a) Scope. The definitions in this section apply to 47 CFR 73.5007,
   unless otherwise specified in that section.

   (b) A medium of mass communications means a daily newspaper; a cable
   television system; or a license or construction permit for a television
   broadcast station, an AM or FM broadcast station, or a direct broadcast
   satellite transponder.

   (c)(1) An attributable interest in a winning bidder or in a medium of
   mass communications shall be determined in accordance with § 73.3555 and
   Note 2 to § 73.3555. In addition, any interest held by an individual or
   entity with an equity and/or debt interest(s) in a winning bidder shall
   be attributed to that winning bidder for purposes of determining its
   eligibility for the new entrant bidding credit, if the equity
   (including all stockholdings, whether voting or nonvoting, common or
   preferred) and debt interest or interests, in the aggregate, exceed
   thirty-three (33) percent of the total asset value (defined as the
   aggregate of all equity plus all debt) of the winning bidder.

   (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (c)(1) of this section, where the winning
   bidder is an eligible entity, the combined equity and debt of the
   interest holder in the winning bidder may exceed the 33 percent
   threshold therein without triggering attribution, provided that:

   (i) The combined equity and debt of the interest holder in the winning
   bidder is less than 50 percent, or

   (ii) The total debt of the interest holder in the winning bidder does
   not exceed 80 percent of the asset value of the winning bidder and the
   interest holder does not hold any equity interest, option, or promise
   to acquire an equity interest in the winning bidder or any related
   entity. For purposes of paragraph (c)(2) of this section, an “eligible
   entity” shall include any entity that qualifies as a small business
   under the Small Business Administration's size standards for its
   industry grouping, as set forth in 13 CFR 121.201, at the time the
   transaction is approved by the FCC, and holds:

   (A) 30 percent or more of the stock or partnership interests and more
   than 50 percent of the voting power of the corporation or partnership
   that will own the media outlet; or

   (B) 15 percent or more of the stock or partnership interests and more
   than 50 percent of the voting power of the corporation or partnership
   that will own the media outlet, provided that no other person or entity
   owns or controls more than 25 percent of the outstanding stock or
   partnership interests; or

   (C) More than 50 percent of the voting power of the corporation that
   will own the media outlet if such corporation is a publicly traded
   company.

   [ 63 FR 48629 , Sept. 11, 1998, as amended at  64 FR 24527 , May 7, 1999;
    64 FR 44858 , Aug. 18, 1999;  69 FR 72045 , Dec. 10, 2004;  73 FR 28370 ,
   May 16, 2008;  75 FR 27200 , May 14, 2010]

   


Goto Section: 73.5007 | 73.5009

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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