FCC Proposes Fine of $325,000 in TV Indecency Case – What Prompted This Largest Fine Ever for a Single Incident?

By | Broadcast Law Blog | March 24, 2015
FCC Proposes Fine of $325,000 in TV Indecency Case – What Prompted This Largest Fine Ever for a Single Incident?

The FCC set a new record for a fine for a single violation of its indecency rules – $325,000 for a 3 second visual image of a penis run in a corner of a TV screen a single time on a TV station during its 6 PM news (a full description of the image is in the FCC’s Notice of Apparent Liability but, so as to not trigger too many spam filters, I will omit any more details in this article).