About Dan Kirkpatrick

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Dan Kirkpatrick has created 18 blog entries.

Some (But Not All) New Market Mod Rules Kick In November 2

By | October 29th, 2015|Legal News|

STELAR-mandated changes permit market modifications for satellite carriage; some cable matters tweaked, too The market modification process is about to get, um, modified, and thanks to Congress, it will be more inclusive as a result. In fact, the FCC has already signed off on the changes and some, but not all, of them are set … Continue Reading

Comments Off on Some (But Not All) New Market Mod Rules Kick In November 2

The Retransmission Consent NPRM: An Overview as the Comment Deadline Approaches

By | October 21st, 2015|Legal News|

Here’s your chance to let the FCC know how to assess the “good faith” of parties to a retrans negotiation. While many (if not most) television licensees are likely trying to sift through the several hundreds of pages of FCC materials laying out the fast-approaching incentive auction process, it’s important not to lose sight of … Continue Reading

Comments Off on The Retransmission Consent NPRM: An Overview as the Comment Deadline Approaches

Update: Pandora Cleared to be Broadcast Licensee

By | June 4th, 2015|Legal News|

Terse compliance plan does the trick, although Pandora still has some hoops to jump through. The good folks of Box Elder, South Dakota can breathe a little easier now. Soon they should be able to listen to their local radio station and not have to worr...

Comments Off on Update: Pandora Cleared to be Broadcast Licensee

In Search for Copyright Relief, Pandora Opens Box of Ownership Requirements

By | May 10th, 2015|Legal News|

Alien ownership conditions imposed on Internet radio service when it tries to buy small-town radio station This is the story of how Pandora, in an effort to cut its copyright royalty costs, managed to saddle itself with a complex array of ownership rep...

Comments Off on In Search for Copyright Relief, Pandora Opens Box of Ownership Requirements

STELAR Redux: FCC Launches Market Mod Rulemaking

By | April 9th, 2015|Legal News|

Some old, some new standards likely for MVPD, satellite market modification proceedings, thanks to Congress When you think of satellite TV, with its nation-wide reach, you may not immediately think of “local” service. But local service is a...

Comments Off on STELAR Redux: FCC Launches Market Mod Rulemaking

Form 323: So Long, SUFRNs; Hello, RUFRNs?

By | February 16th, 2015|Legal News|

Another ownership reporting cycle, another acronym: the FCC continues to struggle to devise an ownership reporting mechanism that will give the Commission what it wants. The Commission has once again waded into the muck of how individual interest holde...

Comments Off on Form 323: So Long, SUFRNs; Hello, RUFRNs?

FCC KO’s Sports Blackout Rules

By | October 24th, 2014|Legal News|

The clock is running down for the FCC’s sports blackout rules. The two-minute warning (actually, the 31-day warning) has been whistled. As pretty much everybody expected, the Commission abolished its blackout rules late last month. That action is...

Comments Off on FCC KO’s Sports Blackout Rules
Load More Posts