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Washington Legal Issues for TV Broadcasters - Where Things Stand in the New Year
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2018

It’s a new year, and a good time to reflect on where all the Washington issues for TV broadcasters stand at the moment, especially given the rapid


When the President Uses a Profanity, What Can Broadcast News Do?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2018

Yesterday, the President reportedly used the word “shithole” to describe certain countries whose immigrants were seemingly less favored than others


As Super Bowl Approaches, Advertisers Should Be Aware of The NFL’s Efforts to Protect Its Golden Goose - 2018 Update on Super Bowl Advertising and Promotions
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2018

The Super Bowl means big bucks. It is estimated that each of the three television networks that broadcast the Super Bowl pay the NFL in excess of $1


Next Media Modernization Proposals - Eliminate FCC Filing Requirement for Certain Broadcast Licensee Contracts and Expunge Analog TV Rules
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2018

At its next open meeting to be held on January 30, the FCC will consider two more proposals in its Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative. As


Ownership Rule Changes Effective February 7; Comments on Incubator Programs to Foster Diversity in Broadcast Ownership Due March 9
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2018

Published today in the Federal Register were two notices from the FCC implementing November’s decision on the FCC’s ownership rules. First, a summary


Attorney General Sessions Memo Frees Federal Prosecutors to Pursue Marijuana Cases - What Does It Mean for Broadcast Advertisements?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2018

Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a one-page memo (here) advising Federal prosecutors to use their discretion in pursuing marijuana


Differing Perspectives on Deregulation - Looking at Comments on FCC’s Proposal to Modify Rules on Public Notice of Broadcast Applications
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2018

While some might think that the business of deregulation is easy, that usually is not the case, as comments on the FCC’s proposals to modify the


Comment Dates Set on Unresolved Issues for Next Generation TV ATSC 3.0 Transition - Comments Due By February 20
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2018

When the FCC adopted its Report and Order authorizing the "next generation TV" standard ATSC 3.0, it did not resolve all issues, instead leaving a


January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports, FM Translator Window, Main Studio Rule Change and Streaming Requirements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2018

The holidays are over, and while the regulation never stops, it is time to once again buckle down and look at what is on the horizon for broadcasters


Copyright Office Extends Comment Dates on Proceeding Looking at MVPD Reporting Obligations and the Definition of Cable System
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2017

Recently, we wrote about a proceeding initiated by the Copyright Office to review the reporting obligations of cable and satellite television systems