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March Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - Including Online Public File for Radio and Biennial Ownership Reports, Effective Date of ATSC 3.0, Comments on TV National Ownership and Media Modernization, and GMR Extension
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2018

March is one of those months where without the Annual EEO Public File Reports that come up for different states every other month, or without the


FCC Extends Comment Dates on National Caps on TV Ownership
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2018

The FCC in December issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, looking at changes in the national television ownership caps. We summarized the issues


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


FCC Releases First EEO Audit for 2017 - Over 200 Radio and Almost 80 TV Stations Named in the Audit Notice
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

In the swirl of news about the deregulatory efforts of the new FCC, one could almost forget that there are still many regulations in place that


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


Preparing for the FCC’s Soon to be Released Decision on Changes to its Multiple Ownership Rules
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

While the trade press has been full of reports that the FCC has voted on an order addressing the issues raised in its Quadrennial Review of its


Debunking a Few Myths about the FCC’s Incentive Auction
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

Jonathan Cohen, one of my partners at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, has been closely following the incentive auction by which the FCC is looking to


Copyright Office Filing System to be Down This Weekend - Warning About the Deadline for Filing Royalty Claims by TV Stations for Copyrighted Programming Used By Cable and Satellite TV
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2016

The websites of the Library of Congress and the Copyright Office, which include the site used by the Copyright Royalty Board, will be down for


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


TV Music Licensing Committee settles antitrust action with SESAC over music licensing rates and terms radio watches and wonders if it can get a similar deal
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2014

SESAC is the one major performing rights organization whose rates have not, until now, been subject to judicial review as part of an antitrust