FCC Rules Television

Main online rules TITLE 47—Telecommunication Part 70-79 http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfrv4_02.tpl PUBLIC FILE http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=fa3de0acecdaf32a43fb477e66887aae&mc=true&node=se47.4.73_13526&rgn=div8 CHILDRENS TELEVISION 1. In this Order, we take action to strengthen our enforcement of the Children's Television Act of 1990 https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96335.htm §73.673 Public information initiatives regarding educational and informational programming for children. Each commercial television broadcast station licensee shall provide information identifying programming specifically … Continue reading FCC Rules Television

Online FCC TV Public File get started (1)

"The Commission adopted the public inspection file requirement to "make information to which the public already has a right more readily available, so that the public will be encouraged to play a more active part in dialogue with broadcast licensees." https://stations.fcc.gov/ The stations File is at https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wtjr Getting Started:

Broadcasters permitted to cease tower light monitoring in certian cases

Broadcasters permitted to cease tower light monitoring The FCC adopted new rules, effective March 7, 1996, that shifted the responsibility for tower lighting from licensees to the owner of the structure. In the past, licensees were required to: [Observe] ... the tower lights at least once each 24 hours either visually or by observing an … Continue reading Broadcasters permitted to cease tower light monitoring in certian cases

DTV transistion

1. Congress has mandated that after February 17, 2009, full-power television broadcast stations must transmit only digital signals and may no longer transmit analog signals.1 With this Report and Order in our third periodic review, we resolve issues necessary to complete the conversion of the nation’s broadcast television system from analog to digital television (“DTV”). … Continue reading DTV transistion

FCC Releases Rules for Enhanced TV Disclosure Requirements

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/archives/public-interest-obligationslocalism-fcc-releases-rules-for-enhanced-tv-disclosure-requirements.html The FCC has released the full text of its Order adopting enhanced disclosure requirements for broadcast television stations - requiring that they post their public files on their websites and that they quarterly file a new form, FCC Form 355, detailing their programming in minute detail, breaking it down by specific program categories, and … Continue reading FCC Releases Rules for Enhanced TV Disclosure Requirements

Public File on website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: November 27, 2007 Mary Diamond (202) 418-2388 FCC Requires Television Broadcasters to Provide More Local Programming Information to the Public Washington, DC – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today adopted a Report and Order (Order) which requires television broadcasters to provide more information on the local programming they are … Continue reading Public File on website