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October 1, 2020 Deadline For Must Carry And Retransmission Consent Elections Using New Electronic Procedures

October 1, 2020 is the deadline for broadcast television stations to make must carry and retransmission consent elections for the next three-year carriage cycle. Read More
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FY 2020 FCC Regulatory Fees Due September 25, 2020

Payment of FCC regulatory fees for FY 2020 (which cover the period October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020) is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, September 25, 2020. Read More
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C-Band Lump Sum Election Deadline Extended to September 14, 2020

The FCC has extended the deadline to elect lump sum reimbursement for C-Band earth station relocations to September 14, 2020. Read More
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Update: C-Band Lump Sum Election Deadline is Now September 14, 2020

The FCC has now extended the lump sum election deadline to September 14, 2020. Read More
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FCC Takes Action and Requests Comments on Next Gen TV (ATSC 3.0) Matters

The FCC has recently released a number of notices and orders involving the transition of television stations to the ATSC 3.0 standard and implementation of the new standard. The FCC is also seeking comments on several new proposals. Read More
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FCC Focuses on Review of Broadcasters' Online Political Files

The FCC recently announced that it has entered into consent decrees with six large radio broadcasters regarding compliance with political file requirements. Read More
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FCC Asks for Comments on Proposal to Allow FM Translators and Boosters to Originate Programming

A group of radio broadcasters has asked the FCC to allow FM translators and boosters to originate a significant amount of programming, and the FCC is seeking comments on the proposal through July 23, 2020. Read More
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July 10, 2020 Deadline for Quarterly Radio Issue-Responsive Programming Lists

The quarterly listing of issue-responsive programming broadcast between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by July 10, 2020. Read More
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July 10, 2020 Deadline for Quarterly Television and Annual KidVid Reports

By July 10, 2020, full power and Class A television stations must file quarterly reports for the second quarter of 2020. Read More
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Carriage Election Contact Information Due In Public Files By July 31; Carriage Elections Due October 1

The FCC has updated its Online Public Inspection File database so that television broadcasters can input their Carriage Election Notification Point of Contact information. Stations should enter their contact information no later than July 31, 2020. Read More
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