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Etymology edit

cross- +‎ ownership

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cross-ownership (uncountable)

  1. The ownership by a single organization of more than one kind of media outlet, e.g. both newspapers and television.
    • 2009, Tom Robinson, Media Ownership:
      Researchers have sought to determine whether cross-ownership between newspapers and television stations really does have an impact on coverage.
    • 1981, United States. Federal Communications Commission, Annual Report, number 47, page 38:
      More specifically, the rules prohibit cross-ownership of cable television systems and television stations within the same local service area (Grade B signal contour), television translator stations and cable systems in the same community, []