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The incentive auction report and order is coming: what broadcasters need to know

USA - May 13 2014 On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote to adopt a Report and Order in the broadcast spectrum incentive auction proceeding. The…

Ari Meltzer

FCC declares “Zapple Doctrine” unenforceable; affirms broadcaster discretion regarding programming content

USA - May 8 2014 Time of death: 12:38 p.m., May 8, 2014. That is when the FCC's Media Bureau officially declared the "Zapple Doctrine" dead. The "Zapple Doctrine"…

Kathryne C. Dickerson, Ari Meltzer

June 2, 2014 FCC EEO deadlines

USA - May 6 2014 Certain radio and television stations face an upcoming Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)…

Elizabeth E. Goldin

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…

James R.W. Bayes, Kathryne C. Dickerson, Henry R. Gola, Eve Klindera Reed

Comments due by May 12 on whether FCC should continue to enforce network non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rules

USA - April 14 2014 The Federal Communications Commission wants to know if it should have an ongoing role in the enforcement of network non-duplication and syndicated…

Ari Meltzer