designated market area
(2) Local market.— (A) In general .— The term “local market”, in the case of both commercial and noncommercial television broadcast stations, means the designated market area in which a station is located, and— (i) in the case of a commercial television broadcast station, all commercial television broadcast stations licensed to a community within the same designated market area are within the same local market; and (ii) in the case of a noncommercial educational television broadcast station, the market includes any station that is licensed to a community within the same designated market area as the noncommercial educational television broadcast station. (B) County of license .— In addition to the area described in subparagraph (A), a station’s local market includes the county in which the station’s community of license is located. (C) Designated market area .— For purposes of subparagraph (A), the term “designated market area” means a designated market area, as determined by Nielsen Media Research and published in the 1999–2000 Nielsen Station Index Directory and Nielsen Station Index United States Television Household Estimates or any successor publication. (D) Certain areas outside of any designated market area .— Any census area, borough, or other area in the State of Alaska that is outside of a designated market area, as determined by Nielsen Media Research, shall be deemed to be part of one of the local markets in the State of Alaska. A satellite carrier may determine which local market in the State of Alaska will be deemed to be the relevant local market in connection with each subscriber in such census area, borough, or other area. (E) Market determinations .— The local market of a commercial television broadcast station may be modified by the Federal Communications Commission in accordance with section 338(l) of the Communications Act of 1934 ( 47 U.S.C. 338 ).