FCC Tees Up Other Broadcast Regulatory Issues For The Fall

Posted on August 31st, 2015 by

Some reform to old broadcast station regulations is finally closer to reality. At its September meeting, the FCC plans to vote on an order to allow broadcasters to publicize contest rules on station websites. And Chairman Wheeler has committed to issuing an AM Revitalization order this fall providing some regulatory relief to AM stations, though there are several issues that will be punted to a further rulemaking and comment proceeding. On the TV side, the FCC has taken up several issues related to video distribution, including scrutiny of retransmission consent negotiation practices and eliminating exclusivity rules.