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Rosenworcel Announcement Regarding Online Ratings Disclosure

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Released: June 11, 2012

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT
June 11, 2012
Holly Saurer, (202) 418-2400
holly.saurer@fcc.gov

FCC COMMISSIONER JESSICA ROSENWORCEL ON TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT

REGARDING ONLINE RATINGS DISCLOSURE

Washington, D.C.—Online video viewing by young people is growing. According to the
Nielsen Company, 14 percent of online video viewers are children aged 2 to 17. Moreover, a
recent survey by the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board found that 61 percent of teens
reported watching television programming on a device other than a television. In response to
these developments, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TeleFutura, Telemundo, and Univision announced
today that they will make the television ratings system available with their full-length
programming accessible over the Internet.
Following this announcement, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel stated:
“We are fast moving to a world where our children’s video viewing is not limited to the
television screen—but is on any screen, at any time. The way we watch is clearly changing. But
what is not changing is the need to provide parents with simple and honest means to monitor and
manage their children’s viewing. Today’s announcement is a first step in the right direction. I
applaud ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TeleFutura, Telemundo, and Univision for making this
commitment.”
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