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Show Me the Money: Broadcaster Auction Payments Coming in Next Few Days

By | July 21st, 2017|Legal News|

According to a newly-released Public Notice, the FCC has directed the U.S. Department of Treasury to pay all broadcasters who had winning bids in the recently concluded spectrum incentive auction.  The only exceptions are those broadcasters that failed to submit sufficient banking information to the Commission for payment to be made.  Since the FCC does […]

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Details of FCC’s Repack Plans for LPTV and TV Translator Stations Emerge

By | May 17th, 2017|Legal News|

Ever since the idea of holding an incentive auction to reclaim and repurpose broadcast spectrum for new wireless uses first surfaced, a major concern has been how to balance full power stations’ need to replicate their pre-auction signal coverage with low power television (LPTV) and TV Translator stations’ need for displacement channels in the remaining […]

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FCC’s Media Bureau Rescinds Ruling on New Noncom Ownership Reporting Rules

By | February 2nd, 2017|Legal News|

Just 29 days ago, the FCC’s Media Bureau issued an unusual decision denying Petitions for Reconsideration of an order adopted by the commissioners themselves, raising questions as to who’s in charge at the FCC.  The petitions were filed by noncommercial broadcasters in the Commission’s long-running proceeding to update its broadcast ownership reporting requirements.  Today, a […]

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FTC Action Against Lord & Taylor Social Media Campaign Has Repercussions for Broadcasters

By | March 24th, 2016|Legal News|

Consumer protection is always in style at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC”). When 50 fashion “influencers” flooded Instagram, all wearing the same dress in photos tagged “@lordandtaylor”, and an article featuring the same dress appeared in the online fashion magazine Nylon, some at the FTC suspected an advertising campaign masquerading as a social media dialogue.  […]

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Broadcast Incentive Auction SecurID Tokens Are in the Mail

By | March 18th, 2016|Legal News|

It’s not just high school seniors who should be waiting by the mailbox for a thick package to arrive this coming week.  All television stations that filed a Form 177 application in Auction 1001 should be looking for their Second Confidential Status Letter between today and March 22nd.  The FCC has released a Public Notice […]

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FCC Releases Spectrum Auction User Guide and Online Tutorial for March 28-29 Initial Commitment Window

By | February 29th, 2016|Legal News|

Today, the FCC posted to the Auction 1001 website the Reverse Auction Initial Commitment User Guide and Online Tutorial.  Broadcasters that submitted an FCC Form 177 to participate in the Reverse Auction should review these materials to gain a better understanding of how the system will work so that they are prepared to participate when […]

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The FCC Has Written Good Contest Rules, Now You Should Too

By | February 15th, 2016|Legal News|

The FCC’s new Licensee-Conducted Contest Rule became effective this past Friday.  Under the new rule, a broadcast licensee conducting a contest still has the obligation to disclose the material terms of the contest “fully and accurately” and to conduct the contest substantially as announced.  However, as we wrote last September, the new rule allows broadcasters to […]

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FCC Makes “FRNdamental” Changes to Broadcast Ownership Reports

By | January 21st, 2016|Legal News|

In a Report and Order that has been in the making since at least 1998, the FCC yesterday adopted new ownership reporting forms for both commercial and noncommercial broadcast stations. The FCC’s goal in adopting these new forms is to enhance the completeness and accuracy of its broadcast ownership data by (i) again imposing a unique […]

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Radio Public Inspection File Coming Online

By | January 7th, 2016|Legal News|

In the summer of 2014, CommLawCenter broke the news that the FCC was considering moving radio public inspection files online, following in the footsteps of the FCC’s earlier creation of an online public file requirement for TV stations.  Television stations have been required to upload all newly created public file documents to their online public […]

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