The Commission Extends Transition Progress Reporting Requirement to Non-Reimbursable Stations

By | May 24th, 2017|Legal News|

Last week, the Commission adopted transition progress reporting requirements for broadcast television stations that will be changing channels during the post-incentive auction transition, but that are ineligible for reimbursement from the TV Broadcast Relocation Fund. The Commission had already decided back in January that TV stations eligible for reimbursement from the Fund would be required...… Continue Reading

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Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadlines

By | April 20th, 2017|Legal News|

Do you know what FCC filing deadlines are coming up in early May through early June?  We do.  Note our list is not comprehensive, and other proceedings may apply to you.  Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any questions.  May 1, 2017 – Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet – All telecommunications carriers, … Continue Reading

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FCC Modernizes 800 MHz Rules

By | March 29th, 2017|Legal News|

On March 23, 2017, the FCC enacted an Order to modernize its rules and regulations governing the 800 MHz Cellular Service band in order to encompass modern wideband mobile broadband service technologies such as LTE. The FCC stated that the movement away from the outdated command-and-control regulatory paradigm, originally created for commercial mobile services using … Continue Reading

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Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadlines

By | March 22nd, 2017|Legal News|

Do you know what upcoming FCC filing deadlines early April through early May apply to you? We do. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any questions.  April 1, 2017  – EEO Public File Reports – All radio and television stations with … Continue Reading

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Update: Effective Date of Ownership Report Revisions Set, Sort of

By | April 3rd, 2016|Legal News|

Commission’s Order makes it into the Federal Register, establishing deadlines petitions for reconsideration and/or judicial review as well as effective date of the underlying order – but what exactly will take effect on that date? Back in January we reported on the FCC’s latest attempt to craft the Perfect Broadcast Ownership Report for both the … Continue Reading

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Reminder: KidVid Reports Now Get Filed Through LMS

By | April 1st, 2016|Legal News|

If you’re fixin’ to file your Children’s Television Report (FCC Form 398) for the first quarter of 2016 (and you should be – this year they’re due no later than Monday, April 11, for crying out loud!), don’t forget what we told you last February: the FCC has changed the filing portal for those reports, … Continue Reading

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Comment Deadlines Set in White Space Database Clean-up Proceeding

By | March 22nd, 2016|Legal News|

Last month we reported on the FCC’s proposals aimed at reducing the problems that could arise when use of unlicensed devices in the 600 MHz band becomes widespread. The Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rule Making has now been published in the Federal Register, which means we now know the deadlines for comments on those proposals. … Continue Reading

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Court Denies Videohouse Three Stay Request, Clearing Way for Incentive Auction to Move Forward on Schedule

By | March 20th, 2016|Legal News|

Initial Commitment Module preview period opens March 24 – would-be reverse auction participants should take advantage of it. Talk about anti-climax! Well after the close of normal business hours on Friday, March 18, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the Videohouse Three’s motion for a stay of the Incentive Auction with … Continue Reading

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Attention, Reverse Auction Participants: A Small Package of (Potentially) Great Value Should Be Delivered to You Shortly

By | March 18th, 2016|Legal News|

Second Confidential Status Letters are on the way! If you’re a TV licensee who submitted a “complete” application to participate in the upcoming reverse auction component of the Incentive Auction, be on the lookout for a package coming to you from the FCC. It’s your Second Confidential Status Letter (SCSL) – a/k/a your Golden Ticket … Continue Reading

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