ION Media Pleased With Favorable FCC Action to Reinstate the UHF Discount in Response to Its Filings

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ION applauds FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and all his colleagues for his swift attention to the petition to correct prior administration errors related to the UHF ownership rules. Today’s FCC ruling allows entrepreneurial companies like ION to continue to be successful in a consolidating media landscape. ION looks forward to working with the Chairman on future pro-consumer initiatives. ION Media Chairman and CEO Brandon Burgess’ letter to the FCC Chairman is attached. (The letter is available for download at

About ION Media

ION Media is an independent, privately held media company launched in 2006. As the nation’s largest broadcast station group owner, ION’s 60 full-power stations reach 98 million homes, including in 24 of the top 25 markets. The company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the-art distribution system. ION Media also owns two digital networks: Qubo, featuring quality children’s programming, and ION Life, dedicated to healthy, active lifestyles. For more information, visit

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