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Saturday, February 24, 2007

FCC May Fine Univision Staggering Amount for Misleading Programming

The FCC may fine Univision an amazing amount of money for trying to disguise programming more suited for adults as "educational programming" that complies with the Children's Television Act, the New York Times reports. FCC Chair Kevin Martin supports the notion of such a fine, which he believes the network merits for presenting telenovelas such as Complices al Rescate (Friends to the Rescue) and other shows as children's programming in order to discharge its responsibilities under the statute. Apparently, in order to secure a buyout deal, Univision has agreed to the fine, subject to a vote by the FCC Commissioners. Read more in a story in the Houston Chronicle.

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