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Next Media Modernization Proposals - Eliminate FCC Filing Requirement for Certain Broadcast Licensee Contracts and Expunge Analog TV Rules

USA - January 10 2018 At its next open meeting to be held on January 30, the FCC will consider two more proposals in its Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative. As...


Ownership Rule Changes Effective February 7; Comments on Incubator Programs to Foster Diversity in Broadcast Ownership Due March 9

USA - January 8 2018 Published today in the Federal Register were two notices from the FCC implementing November’s decision on the FCC’s ownership rules. First, a summary...


Attorney General Sessions Memo Frees Federal Prosecutors to Pursue Marijuana Cases - What Does It Mean for Broadcast Advertisements?

USA - January 5 2018 Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a one-page memo (here) advising Federal prosecutors to use their discretion in pursuing marijuana...


Differing Perspectives on Deregulation - Looking at Comments on FCC’s Proposal to Modify Rules on Public Notice of Broadcast Applications

USA - January 4 2018 While some might think that the business of deregulation is easy, that usually is not the case, as comments on the FCC’s proposals to modify the...


Comment Dates Set on Unresolved Issues for Next Generation TV ATSC 3.0 Transition - Comments Due By February 20

USA - January 3 2018 When the FCC adopted its Report and Order authorizing the "next generation TV" standard ATSC 3.0, it did not resolve all issues, instead leaving a...