Comment Deadlines Set on FCC Foreign Broadcast Content Disclosure Rulemaking

Posted on November 30th, 2020 by

Comments are due December 24, 2020 and reply comments January 25, 2021 on the FCC’s proposed rulemaking that would require broadcast stations to disclose when they broadcast content that is sponsored or provided by foreign governments.  The NPRM discusses numerous issues that will ultimately inform broadcasters as to how diligent they will need to be in obtaining the information necessary for disclosure, how the disclosure requirements might apply to time brokerage or local marketing agreements, and how the proposal comports with the First Amendment.