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NBC'S OHLMEYER GOES ONE ON ONE WITH FOX
Published January 12, 1995
NBC West Coast CEO Don Ohlmeyer yesterday "attacked the business practices, programming and regulatory activities of his Fox competitors" in a session with the media. Ohlmeyer addressed the question of whether Fox is in violation of FCC rules limiting foreign ownership: "Nobody was aware until May of this year that 99% of the equity was owned by News Corp. ... If the rule is a foreign entity may not own more than 25% ... then they did something -- and I hate to use the word -- illegal." On the FCC's efforts to encourage competition and the growth of a network by exempting Fox from certain regulations: "You can't have just one of four people in a business play by one set of rules and the three other guys play by a total different set of rules just because you have arbitrarily said they're not a network" (Eric Mink, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/12).