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Want Want-CNS merger rules not met

QUESTION OF TRUST:The NCC said putting 75 percent of the CtiTV shares owned by the Tsai family in a bank’s trust does not meet the disassociation requirement

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

The commission set four more principles guiding future rulings.

The draft proposal would authorize the commission to entrust a professional third party with the task of regularly conducting surveys on the readership, listenership and viewership of newspapers, radio stations and TV channels to help it gauge media outlets’ influence. Media outlets could not refuse a request for such information without a valid reason. Data collected through such surveys would be made public, the commission said.

The proposal said that a media outlet’s influence would also be weighted if it owns more than one channel.

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