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DTV Ancillary and Supplementary Services Report Goes Away for Most TV Stations

USA - April 13 2018 Today the FCC publicly released a Report and Order eliminating TV stations’ annual obligation to report whether they have provided feeable ancillary…

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ March 2018

USA - March 29 2018 Since the government first began regulating the airwaves, it has struggled to eliminate unlicensed radio operators. In its latest effort, the FCC is…

2018 First Quarter Issues/Programming List Advisory for Broadcast Stations

USA - March 26 2018 The FCC requires each broadcast station to air a reasonable amount of programming responsive to significant community needs, issues, and problems as…

2018 First Quarter Children’s Television Programming Documentation

USA - March 26 2018 The next Children’s Television Programming Report must be filed with the FCC and placed in stations’ public inspection files by April 10, 2018…

2018 First Quarter Transition Progress Report Due on April 10 for Stations Being Repacked

USA - March 26 2018 Each full power and Class A TV station being repacked must file its next Transition Progress Report with the FCC by April 10, 2018. The Report must…

Broadcaster Access to Disaster Areas Becomes the Law of the Land

USA - March 24 2018 Yesterday’s enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (feel free to read it, it’s only 2232 pages) was welcomed by broadcasters. If…

Court of Appeals Rolls Back Portions of the FCC’s 2015 Robocall and Text Ruling

USA - March 19 2018 This past Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit released its long-awaited decision in ACA International et al. v. FCC…

Broadcasters Prepare for Their #MeToo Moment

USA - March 13 2018 People often conflate the term “FCC lawyer” with “Communications Lawyer,” thinking of an FCC Lawyer as someone who represents clients solely with…

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ February 2018

USA - February 28 2018 Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions…

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ January 2018

USA - January 30 2018 In a rare Order of Revocation, the FCC revoked all of a Los Angeles communication equipment provider’s licenses after the licensee failed to respond…