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First Appeal of Multiple Ownership Rule Changes Filed by Public Interest Groups
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2018

Prometheus Radio Project and Media Mobilizing Project, public interest groups who have been opponents of relaxation in the FCC’s broadcast ownership


New “Blue Alert” EAS Warning Order Published in the Federal Register - To be Implemented By Broadcasters by January 18, 2019
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2018

As we wrote here, the FCC recently adopted a new Blue Alert code to be added to the warning codes in the EAS system. This code is to be used for


15 Years Later - Auction of FM Translators from 2003 Translator Window Scheduled
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

The FCC has just announced an auction for approximately 43 translators left over from the 2003 FM translator window (see proposed auction procedures


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


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


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


Proposed $13,376,200 Fine Illustrates FCC Concern over Sponsorship Identification Issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2017

The FCC, apparently not in a holiday mood, yesterday released a Notice of Apparent Liability proposing a $13,376,200 fine against Sinclair Broadcast