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FCC seeks further comment on proposed media ownership rules

USA - April 17 2014 On April 15, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) that…

Henry R. Gola, James R.W. Bayes, Kathleen A. Kirby, Kathryne C. Dickerson.

FCC acts to attribute television JSAs and prohibit joint retransmission consent agreements; initiates 2014 quadrennial ownership review

USA - March 31 2014 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) today took actions that implicate media ownership and television retransmission consent…

Ari Meltzer, Kathleen A. Kirby, Kathryne C. Dickerson.

Conducting contests substantially as advertised, even when you have to change the rules

USA - March 24 2014 On March 20, 2014, the FCC fined two Indiana radio station licensees a total of $12,000 for failing to conduct a contest "substantially as announced…

Kathryne C. Dickerson.

Beware: outside of an actual emergency, transmitting EAS tones or similar sounds can be costly

USA - March 3 2014 The FCC is cracking down hard on the use of EAS tones in non-emergency situations, proposing more than $1.9 million in combined finesagainst Viacom…

Ari Meltzer.

FCC pulls plug on critical information needs study

USA - February 28 2014 A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) statement issued late today indicates the agency will not just modify its Critical Information Needs (CIN)…