In 2019, the FCC made significant changes to its children’s programming (“KidVid”) rules for television broadcasters. One major change was that KidVid reports (sometimes known as FCC Form 398) were converted to annual, instead of quarterly, filings.
The second annual KidVid report to cover an entire calendar year’s worth of programming is due by January 31, 2022. Normally, the reports are due on January 30 of each year, but because January 30 falls on a Sunday this year, the filing is due on January 31. Each commercial broadcast television station is required to file a report that documents information about the children’s programming the station aired between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
Stations are also required to upload an annual children’s programming commercial limits certification to their online public inspection files by January 30, 2022. The certifications, like the KidVid reports, were formerly filed quarterly but are now completed on an annual basis.
If you have questions about the KidVid reporting requirements, please contact an attorney in our Media practice group.