09Mar

NAB Looks to Arm Stations in Cyber War

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Original Article by John Eggerton, Broadcasting and Cable The National Association of Broadcasters will host a webinar on one of the hottest topics of the day, with an assist from the FCC. Broadcast Cybersecurity: The Essentials (March 23) will look at the threat of cyber attacks on broadcast stations and how best to protect against […]
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08Mar

FCC Fines Public Broadcaster $10,000 for Missing Quarterly Issues Programs Lists – No Leniency Without Showing of Financial Hardship

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Original Article by David Oxenford, Broadcast Law Blog The FCC yesterday released an order fining a public broadcaster $10,000 for failing to prepare and place in its public file 13 consecutive quarterly issues programs lists. The licensee had pleaded that the radio station fine should be reduced given that the public file failure began when it […]
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03Mar

Upcoming Webinar: “Broadcasters and Drones – Staying Street-Legal in the Sky”

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Original Article by CommLawBlog [Blogmeister’s Note: While our colleague, Kevin Goldberg, may have some reservations about the utility of drones under the present state of FAA regulation, the fact remains that many broadcasters and other newsgatherers are still eager to take advantage of the opportunities drones currently provide. Anyone wishing to do so should take […]
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03Mar

FCC Puts Pirate Radio Battle Plan in Writing

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Original Article by Inside Radio FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and his fellow commissioners sent letters on Tuesday to numerous organizations in an effort to highlight their take on the importance of pirate radio law compliance. As part of summer 2015’s Field Modernization Order, the Commission agreed to “continue to work with outside stakeholders to develop […]
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29Feb

March Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Including Incentive Auction Commitments, New Webcasting Royalties, and Comments on AM Revitalization and Copyright Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content

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Original Article by David Oxenford, Broadcast Law Blog March appears to be another busy month on the FCC’s regulatory calendar.  While March is one of those months where there is not the usual assortment of EEO public file reports, quarterly issues programs lists or children’s television reports and noncommercial ownership report obligations (see our Broadcasters’ […]
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29Feb

Reverse Auction Update: FCC Underscores Initial Commitment Deadline, Offers Workshop, Tutorial and User Guide to Introduce “Initial Commitment Module”

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Original Article by CommLawBlog It’s “damn the stay requests (and appeals), full speed ahead” on the reverse auction front. Notwithstanding the frenzy of activity down at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the Commission has issued further information underscoring its determination to close the reverse auction door as of 6:00 p.m. (ET) […]
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26Feb

FCC Announces Previews for TV Broadcasters of Incentive Auction Initial Commitment Software; Denies Auction Stay Request from LPTV Applicant

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Original Article by David Oxenford, Broadcast Law Blog The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice dealing with the upcoming March 29 commitment deadline for TV broadcasters who filed their applications back in January indicating a possible intent to participate in the incentive auction to surrender their TV channel so that the FCC can use it […]
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24Feb

Pallone Hopeful Viewer Protection Act Will Pass

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Original Article by John Eggerton, Broadcasting and Cable Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, told broadcasters he was confident Congress would pass a bill backstopping them in the post-incentive auction repack. Speaking to a National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership audience, Pallone talked about his bill, the Viewer Protection Act. […]
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