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Church programming not exempt from captioning requirements FCC looks to total assets of programmer in denying economic exemptions, and decides there are no religious freedom constitutional issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2015

In several recent cases, the FCC has denied exemptions from the requirement that programming carried on TV stations and MVPDs have closed captions to


March regulatory dates for broadcasters Closed Captioning Quality Standards effective date, comments on online public file, MVPD status for online video providers, LIFO for political ads, and FRNs for Biennial Ownership Reports
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

March is one of those rare months on the broadcast calendar when there are few routine regulatory deadlines for broadcasters. As we are winding down


A broadcaster’s regulatory calendar for 2015, plus important regulatory deadlines for January including incentive auction and captioning comments
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2015

A new year, and a new set of regulatory obligations and deadlines for broadcasters and others. To help track many of the important deadlines for


FCC to look at program producer responsibility for captioning of video programming likely extension of new rules on captioning quality
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2014

The FCC this week issued a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, suggesting that certain responsibilities for the captioning of video


FCC denies closed captioning waiver for church service clarifying new standards on “economically burdensome” exceptions to captioning requirements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2014

We are often asked by television broadcasters if specialty programming particularly local programming, like a local church’s broadcast of its


October regulatory dates for broadcasters Quarterly Issues Programs lists and Children’s Television Reports, new form for TV CP applications, comments on captioning of video clips and incentive auction reimbursement form and more!
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2014

With regulatory fees behind us, October brings a number of the routine quarterly regulatory filing dates. October 10 for all broadcast stations


Comment dates set for rulemaking on the required captioning of online video clips what is being considered?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2014

The Commission has set the date for comments on it Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on certain aspects of the captioning of Online Video clips


April FCC obligations for broadcasters - renewals, EEO, quarterly issues programs lists, captioning of live or near-live online programming, FM translator filings, an FM auction and comments on alien ownership
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2013

April is one of those months in which many FCC obligations are triggered for broadcasters. There are the normal obligations, like the Quarterly