- The Commission entered into a $90,000 Consent Decree with a television station in connection with its renewal application and issues regarding compliance with the requirement to provide sufficient programming specifically designed to serve the educational and information needs of children (“CORE programming”). The licensee relied on repeated airing of the same episodes of CORE programming, which the Media Bureau found insufficient for purposes of the renewal processing guideline that permits grant of television renewal applications on delegated authority if the station airs three hours of CORE programming a week. The Commission Order granting the renewal and adopting the Consent Decree stated that the Commission had made clear that regularly scheduled weekly programming was intended to be comprised of different episodes of the same program, not repeats of a single-episode special.
- This Commission-level Consent Decree (arising from a Media Bureau matter) included a compliance plan, but differed from most recent Enforcement Bureau Consent Decrees in that it included a “voluntary contribution” to the U.S. Treasury (rather than a “fine” or “civil penalty”) and an explicit statement that the station was not admitting liability.
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