The debacle is going to
cost Univision, the nation's largest Hispanic network, $24 million. It is also expected to signal broadcasters that they are expected to meet their required quota of shows that educate and inform
children after years of permissive oversight.
The penalty, part of a settlement that will allow the company to proceed with a buyout deal, is almost triple the previous record of $9 million levied on Qwest for violating telephone interconnection rules and nearly seven times the $3.5 million "indecency" fine laid on Viacom for remarks by Howard Stern and other radio "shock jocks."