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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FCC TO HEAR VARIETY OF VIEWS ON AOL-TIME WARNER MERGER
Washington, DC -- The Federal Communications Commission announces the agenda and speakers who will appear at the America Online Time Warner en banc hearing on July 27, 2000. The purpose of this hearing is to assist the Commission in its review of the joint applications of America Online, Inc. (“AOL”) and Time Warner, Inc. (“Time Warner”) for approval of the transfer of Commission licenses and authorizations to a new entity, AOL Time Warner, in connection with the merger of AOL and Time Warner. The schedule and draft agenda are attached to this news release.
The en banc will be held on July 27, 2000, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Federal Communications Commission in the Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554. The en banc will be open to the public, and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. The FCC does not have a press filing facility so reporters should make their own arrangements.
Because the Commission cannot accommodate all requests to participate in the en banc hearing, the public is invited to submit written testimony for the record. Parties who have already filed written comments need not re-file or re-state their previously filed comments. Two (2) copies of all written testimony filed should be submitted by Friday, August 18, to Magalie Roman Salas, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 Twelfth Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554. Persons filing testimony should also provide one (1) copy of their filing to each of the following persons located at the above address: Linda Senecal and Royce Dickens of the Cable Services Bureau, and James Bird, Office of General Counsel (Room 8-C824), as well as one (1) copy to International Transcription Service, Inc., 1231 20th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Testimony may also be filed electronically. For information on electronic filing or information on how to obtain copies of other documents filed in this proceeding, please refer to the Commission’s March 27, 2000 public notice in this proceeding (DA00-689) or contact one of the persons listed below. The March 27 public notice and other information about the merger can be found on the Commission’s web site at http://www.fcc.gov/transaction/aol-tw.html and http://www.fcc.gov/csb.
A transcript of the en banc will be available 10 working days after the event on the FCC’s Internet site. The URL address for the FCC’s Internet Home Page is http://www.fcc.gov/. Transcripts may be obtained from the FCC’s duplicating contractor, International Transcription Service (ITS) at (202) 857-3800 or fax (202) 857-3805 or TTY (202) 293-8810. ITS may be reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. ITS’s Internet address is http://www.itsdocs.com. The transcript is available to individuals with disabilities requiring accessible formats (electronic ASCII text, Braille, large print, and audiocassette) by contacting Brian Millin at (202) 418-7426 (Voice), (202) 418-7365 (TTY), or by sending an email to email@example.com.
The en banc can be viewed over George Mason University’s Capitol Connection via the Internet by calling (703) 993-3100 for more information. The audio and video portions of the en banc will be carried live, and will be available subsequently, on the Internet via the Commission’s Internet broadcast page at http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio. The Information Superstation (Washington, D.C.) will carry the en banc live over television Channels 28 and 42. The en banc can also be heard via telephone, for a fee, from National Narrowcast Network, telephone (202) 966-2211or fax (202) 966-1770. Users must have an account with National Narrowcast prior to the en banc. Audio and video tapes of the en banc may be purchased from Infocus, 341 Victory Drive, Herndon, Virginia 20170, by calling Infocus at (703) 834-0100 or by faxing Infocus at (703) 834-0111.
Cable Services Bureau Contact: Linda Senecal (202) 418-7044
For more information and news about the FCC’s review of the AOL-Time Warner merger, please visit the web site at www.fcc.gov/csb.
ON AMERICA ONLINE, INC. AND TIME WARNER, INC.
APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSFER OF CONTROL
CS DOCKET NO. 00-30
1:00-1:15pm INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
1:15-1:55pm THE APPLICANTS’ OPENING STATEMENTS
2:00-2:30pm THE MERGER IN CONTEXT
2:35-3:35pm PANEL I
3:35-3:45pm SESSION BREAK
3:45-5:00pm PANEL II