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New Next Gen TV (ATSC 3.0) "Broadcast Internet" Rules Take Effect March 26, 2021

The FCC’s recent Order with respect to rules for broadcasters choosing to implement the Next Gen TV standard (also known as ATSC 3.0) will become effective on March 26, 2021. Read More
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Conducting Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2021 NCAA Basketball Championships

NCAA basketball tournament promotions are popular, but they can also lead to expensive litigation and damage awards if a broadcast station does not respect the NCAA’s intellectual property rights. Read More
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FCC Prepares to Auction AM and FM Radio Construction Permits, Seeks Comments on Procedures

The FCC will auction four AM and 136 FM construction permits beginning on July 27, 2021. Read More
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Experts Weigh In - Lerman Senter's David Keir and Jeff Carlisle on "C-Band Paybacks"

Lerman Senter attorneys David Keir and Jeff Carlisle authored a "Dear Expert" column in the January/February 2021 edition of The Financial Manager magazine on how the C-band auction that is now underway will trigger reimbursements to antenna owners. Read More
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New TCPA Compliance Requirements for Calls to Residential Numbers Exempt From Prior Express Consent

The FCC has updated the requirements for certain calls to residential numbers that are exempt from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) prior express consent requirement. Read More
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Lerman Senter to Offer COVID Relief Legislation Webinar This Thursday, January 14, at 3:00 pm

Steve Coran and Jeff Carlisle of Lerman Senter will present a webinar on the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 to clients this Thursday, January 14 at 3:00 pm. Read More
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Securing Copyright and Trademark Rights for Broadcasts and Promotions Related to NFL Championship Games and Super Bowl LV (55)

Super Bowl LV (55) will be held on February 7, 2021 in Tampa. The NFL carefully protects its Super Bowl copyrights and trademarks. Read More
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FCC Revises Application Fees

The FCC has issued a Report and Order that significantly updates and revises the fees the FCC charges to process applications, modifications, amendments, license renewals, and various other filings. Read More
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Annual KidVid Reports Due February 1, 2021; Commercial Limits Certifications Due January 30, 2021

Commercial broadcast television stations must file annual KidVid reports by February 1, 2021. Read More
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January 10, 2021 Deadline for Quarterly Television Reports: Issues-Responsive Programming Lists and Class A Eligibility Certifications

By January 10, 2021, full power and Class A television stations must file quarterly reports for the fourth quarter of 2020. Read More
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