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Current Version of FCC Form 323 Ownership Report to Be Retired November 27 In Anticipation of New Report for Broadcaster’s Biennial Ownership Filings

USA - November 20 2017 The FCC on Thursday issued a Public Notice announcing that, at the end of the day on November 27, 2017, the current versions of FCC Forms 323 and…

FCC Approves Ownership Rule Changes and Next-Gen TV ATSC 3.0 Standard

USA - November 17 2017 At its meeting yesterday, as expected, the FCC approved significant changes to its broadcast ownership rules and also approved the roll out of ATSC 3…

FCC Waives December 1 Filing Requirement for TV Stations Ancillary and Supplementary Revenue Report for Stations with No Such Revenue

USA - November 16 2017 The FCC’s Media Bureau, as a result of an FCC vote at its meeting last month to look at doing away with the requirement that all TV stations file a…

Two Updates - Effective Date of Noncommercial Fundraising and EAS Form 3 Filing

USA - November 14 2017 We wanted to remind you about two recent regulatory dates in case you have overlooked them. A number of trade press articles reminded broadcasters…

FCC Announces Window for TV Stations to File Minor Change Applications - Between November 27 and December 7

USA - November 7 2017 The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice announcing the opening of its window for full-power and Class A TV stations not repacked during the…

FCC Makes Clear By $1,500,000 Penalty, and Cancellation of Station Licenses, that Sequential Minor Change Applications with Temporary Construction of Facilities to Move LPTV Stations Great Distances Not Allowed

USA - November 7 2017 Last week, the FCC issued an Order and Consent Decree agreeing to end an investigation of a big operator of LPTV stations that had allegedly applied…

FCC Announces Dates for “Long-Form” Applications by AM Stations that Filed for New FM Translators

USA - November 2 2017 The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice announcing a filing window from December 1 through December 21 for “long-form” applications for new…

November Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - Including Broadcast Ownership, ATSC, Main Studio, EAS, TV Improvements and FM Translator Settlements

USA - November 1 2017 While November is an odd numbered month in which there are no deadlines for EEO Public File or Mid-term Reports, and it is not the beginning of a new…

FCC Announces Information Session on Revised Biennial Ownership Reports

USA - October 31 2017 The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice announcing that it will be holding an information session on November 28, 2017 at 1 PM Eastern Time to…

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Public Performance Right in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings - What’s Next?

USA - October 27 2017 In a decision this week, the Florida Supreme Court rejected claims by Flo & Eddie (of the 1960s band the Turtles) that there was a common law public…