Some Connect America funding contemplated once policies, standards are set in second phase of proceeding.
Be On the Alert for EAS Tones in Non-Emergency Situations – Big FCC Fines for These Violations and Other EAS Issues
The FCC has recently staked out a policy that the any use of EAS tones, or tones that sound like those alerts, outside of a real emergency, will lead to big fines.
What’s Next for Television Joint Sales Agreements, Shared Services Agreements, and Joint Retransmission Negotiations?
A fierce battle is shaping up in DC about relationships into which same-market broadcasters may enter. In one corner are FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the cable industry, and several “public interest” groups (although, as noted below, some have accused Chairman Wheeler of not going far enough).
March is one of those few months on the FCC’s regulatory calendar where there are few routine filing deadlines.
FCC’s September, 2013 denial of reconsideration finally makes it to the Federal Register
Beware: Outside of an Actual Emergency, Transmitting Emergency Tones or Similar Sounds Can Be Costly
The FCC is cracking down hard on the use of EAS tones in non-emergency situations, proposing more than $1.9 million in combined fines against Viacom, NBCUniversal, and ESPN (the “Companies”) based on complaints alleging that the Companies repeatedly broadcast a single movie trailer that included real or simulated EAS tones.
We note the passing of an FCC effort to probe the editorial standards and processes of broadcasters.
A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) statement issued late today indicates the agency will not just modify its Critical Information Needs (CIN) study but, rather, will not proceed with the study at all.
The FCC finds FiberTower’s arguments unpersuasive because (according to the FCC) they’ve already been addressed.