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Comments Due April 30 on FCC Proposal to Abolish Form 397 EEO Mid-Term Report
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA, Australia
  • April 2 2018

As part of its Modernization of Media Regulation initiative, the FCC proposed to do away with the requirement for TV station employment groups with 5


Incentive Auction Developments - Payments to TV Stations Giving Up Their Spectrum Announced and Bill Introduced to Provide More Funds for Repacking Reimbursement for TV, Radio and LPTV Stations
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2017

Earlier this week, we wrote about some of the upcoming dates for broadcasters in the TV incentive auction process - particularly those dealing with


What’s Up for Broadcasters in Washington Under the New Administration - A Look Ahead at TV and Radio FCC Issues for the Rest of 2017
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2017

A new President and a new Chair of the FCC have already demonstrated that change is in the air in Washington. Already we've seen Chairman Pai lead


Incentive Auction News: Stage 3 Forward Auction Closes After One Round, Stage 4 to Commence Next Week; GAO Issues Report on Effects on LPTV; Court Dismisses Appeal of Class A Exclusion from Auction
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2016

Yesterday was a busy day for the TV incentive auction, where the FCC is attempting to clear portions of the TV band by paying TV stations to


Sinclair Pays $9.4 Million to FCC to Settle Claims of Improper Joint Negotiation of Retransmission Consent Agreements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

Last week, the FCC announced a Consent Decree with Sinclair Broadcast Group where Sinclair agreed to pay $9.495 million to the FCC to settle claims


August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - New Fees, EAS Registration Requirement, EEO Obligations and More
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2016

As we enter the last full month of summer, when many are already looking forward to the return to the more normal routines of autumn, regulatory


FCC Chairman Announces No Changes in Good Faith Negotiation Standards for Retransmission Consent Agreements Between TV and MVPDs
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday used a blog post to announce that the Commission’s pending rulemaking concerning its retransmission consent rules


$700,000 to Be Paid By Media General to End Inquiry on its Attempts to Enforce a JSA - What are the Limits on the Enforceability of a Contractual Restriction on an FCC Licensee’s Sale of its Station?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2016

The FCC yesterday announced a Consent Decree with Media General by which Media General agreed to pay a $700,000 "settlement payment"


Fine for Missing Quarterly Issues Programs List Not Excused by Intervening Transfer of Control of TV Station - Buy Assets Not Stock to Avoid Assuming Prior Owner’s FCC Liabilities
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

In an FCC decision fining a TV station $10,000 for failing to include 15 Quarterly Issues Programs lists in its public inspection file, the FCC


Supreme Court hears oral argument in the Aereo case a summary of the issues and a prediction
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2014

The Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in the Aereo case yesterday, it has received all the briefs, and now we all just wait for a decision - to