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More on the Need to Make Clear Who Owns Digital and Social Media Assets

USA - August 10 2018 Last week, we wrote about legal issues for podcasters, and made the point that media companies should be making clear by contract or otherwise who…

Comment Dates Set on FCC Proposals for Dealing with False EAS Alerts

USA - August 10 2018 Last week, we wrote about FCC changes to its EAS rules, including the adoption (not yet effective) of a requirement that a broadcast station report to…

Overpower FM Translator Prompts $12,000 FCC Fine

USA - August 9 2018 In an Order released earlier this week, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau imposed a $12,000 fine on the licensee of an FM translator in California because…

FCC Adopts Incubator Program To Assist New Radio Owners - What Does it Provide?

USA - August 7 2018 At its meeting last week, the FCC adopted a Report and Order creating an incubator program to incentivize existing broadcasters to assist new entrants…

EAS Updates - Nationwide Test, Filing Deadline for Revised Form 1, and New Rules for Use of EAS Tones and Reporting of False Alerts

USA - July 31 2018 The last month has been one where there has been lots of activity dealing with EAS. The FCC announced that it will be conducting a Nationwide EAS Test…

Comments Dates Set on FCC Rulemaking to Explore Reform of Children’s TV Rules - What Is Being Asked?

USA - July 26 2018 The FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Children’s Television has been published in the Federal Register, setting the dates for comments on the…

Moving FCC EEO Enforcement from the Media to the Enforcement Bureau - What Does It Mean?

USA - July 25 2018 The FCC yesterday adopted an order moving broadcast EEO enforcement from the FCC’s Media Bureau to its Enforcement Bureau. The change will be…

FCC Asks for Comments on the State of the Audio Marketplace - A Precursor to Reviewing the Radio Ownership Rules?

USA - July 24 2018 The FCC routinely, at the request of Congress, does a study of the Video Marketplace. That study is submitted to Congress so that Congress can use it…

What Does an FCC Designation for Hearing Mean?

USA - July 17 2018 In light of yesterday’s announcement that the FCC Chairman has proposed that portions of the acquisition by Sinclair Broadcast Group of the television…

A Big Day at the FCC - Kids TV, EAS and C Band Proposals, Incubator and LPTV/FM Repacking Reimbursement Drafts, FM Translator Reconsideration, and NJ TV License Renewal Decision

USA - July 13 2018 There was lots of news out of the FCC yesterday that will give us issues to write about for weeks to come. Here are some highlights. At its open…