FCC Modernizes Video Programming Distributor (VPD) Registry

Posted on July 31st, 2023 by

Early in July, several television stations received email notifications from the FCC’s IT Service Desk announcing that the FCC had modernized the Video Programming Distributor (VPD) Registry, which requires VPDs to register their contact information with the FCC through the VPD Registry and to update that information within ten days of any changes.

The requirement for this registration is in addition to a TV station’s obligation to maintain captioning contact information on its public inspection file landing page, and is set forth in Section 79.1 of the FCC’s rules.

If your station did not receive an email, the obligation to maintain the information still remains.  All TV stations should visit this link and confirm that the information for its station is accurate or otherwise update it.