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A summary of the FCC rules implementing the CALM Act to regulate loud TV commercials
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2011

The FCC this week adopted its rules implementing the CALM Act to address the public perception that commercials are too loud louder than the programming which they accompany.


Financial challenges to noncommercial broadcast funding - what is the FCC doing?
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2011

As Federal funding to public broadcasters faces serious challenge in a Washington looking to cut the budget for all but the most essential government services, and where voluntary contributions to all noncommercial broadcasters have been constrained by the economic issues faced by the entire nation, more and more noncommercial broadcasters are facing tough questions about the future.


Remember lowest unit charge windows for local political races and upcoming presidential primaries and caucuses
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2011

Broadcast stations must charge political candidates the lowest unit rate that they charge any commercial advertiser for a comparable advertising spot during the 45 days before a primary and the 60 days before a general election.


Colbert Super PAC ad rejected by Iowa TV station - can they do that?
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2011

Advertising from Stephen Colbert's Super PAC was rejected by Des Moines television station WOI-TV, based on its belief that these commercials would be confusing to Iowa voters.


Updates on CALM Act implementation and LPTVTV translator digital conversion rulemakings
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2011

For our readers in the television business, there have been recent developments in two proceedings about which we have written recently.


FCC extends reply comment date on CALM Act implementation rules as ATSC plans update of compliance protocol
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2011

The FCC has granted a short extension for Reply Comments on the implementation of the CALM Act.


Comment date set on rulemaking to implement the CALM Act regulating loud TV commercials
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2011

Dates for comments and replies on the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the CALM Act, regulating the volume levels of commercials, have now been set.


FCC seeks comments on implementation of CALM Act regulating loud commercials on broadcast and cable television
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2011

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has just released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), looking to adopt rules to implement the CALM Act regulating loud commercials on over-the-air television broadcast stations, cable systems, satellite, and other multichannel video programming providers.


Assessing control of the noncommercial broadcaster - FCC looks to board of directors
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2011

How do you determine who is control of a noncommercial broadcaster governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors?


FCC fines two TV stations $4000 for airing video news releases without sponsorship identification, even though the stations were not paid for the broadcast
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

The FCC has issued two Notices of Apparent Liability, each proposing fines of $4000 to TV station licensees, both for airing video news releases ("VNR") in news or information programs without sponsorship identifications.