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Media Bureau 2009 Headline Archives

12/31/09
Statement of William T. Lake, Chief, Media Bureau, on Retransmission Dispute.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

12/31/09
FCC Chairman Genachowski Statement on Retransmission Disputes.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

12/28/09
Commission Adopts Order Amending Sunset Dates in Sections 76.64 and 76.65 of the Rules.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/23/09
Media Bureau Suspends Requirement That Form 323 Be Filed by 1/11/10.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/23/09
Media Bureau Grants 90-day Extension to File Amendments to Pending Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Waiver Requests.  Deadline Extended to 4/7/10.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/22/09
Media Bureau Announces Initiation of Nationwide, First-Come, First-Served Digital Licensing for Low Power Television and TV Translator Services Postponed to 7/26/10.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/18/09
Media Bureau Announces Media Ownership Workshop on Financial Issues.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

12/8/09
Media Bureau to Hold Form 323 Workshop December 9 at 2:00 p.m.  The Revised Form Can Now Be Accessed Through www.fcc.gov/form323.
Public Notice (12/4/09): Word | Acrobat
Sample Corporate Structure Chart for 323 Workshop: Word | Acrobat

12/4/09
Media Bureau Announces Online Availability of Revised Biennial Form 323, an Instructional Workshop on the Revised Form, and the Possibility of Obtaining a Special Use FRN for the Form.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/3/09
Comment Sought on Video Device Innovation.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/23/09
Media Bureau Extends the Biennial Filing Deadline for the Commercial Broadcast Ownership Report (Form 323) Filing Deadline: 1/11/10.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/13/09
Extension of Time Granted for Comments Regarding the Petition Seeking a Declaratory Ruling that the Hazelton, Pennsylvania Ordinance Governing Satellite Antenna Installation is Preempted by the Commission's Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule.  Responses Due: 12/31/09.  Replies Due: 1/19/10.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/5/09
Commission Grants Petition for Reconsideration by Meredith Corporation, licensee of WHNS-DT, Greenville, SC.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

10/30/09
Media Bureau Sets Filing Deadline for Commercial Broadcast Ownership Report, FCC Form 323. Deadline: 12/15/09.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

10/23/09
Commission Seeks Input on Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in an Evolving Media Landscape.
NOI: Word | Acrobat
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Baker Statement: Word | Acrobat

10/21/09
Media Bureau Grants an Extension to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. Until 2/24/10 to Implement Their Voluntary Commitment to Provide a Qualified Entity Rights to 4% of the Audio Channels on the Sirius and XM Platforms.
Order: Word | Acrobat

10/21/09
Media Bureau Announces Agenda and Participants for November 2, 3, and 4 Media Ownership Workshops and Seeks Comments in the 2010 Media Ownership Quadrennial Review Proceeding.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

10/16/09
The Commission Reconsiders, in Part, Revisions to Form 323, Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations, and Issues a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

10/2/09
Media Bureau Extends Filing Deadline for New Form 323, Ownership Report For Commercial Broadcast Stations, and Eliminates 11/1/09 Filing Requirement for Existing Form.
Order: Word | Acrobat

10/2/09
Media Bureau Grants 90-day Extension to File Amendments to Pending Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Waiver Requests.  Deadline Extended to 1/7/10.
Order: Word | Acrobat

10/1/09
Inflation Adjustment Figures for Cable Operators Using FCC Forms 1210 and 1240 Now Available.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

9/29/09
Media Bureau Announces Workshops to Begin the 2010 Quadrennial Review of the FCC's Media Ownership Rules.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

9/23/09
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Cablevisions Request for Waiver of the Prohibition on Encryption of the Basic Service Tier.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

9/17/09
Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age to Be Held on 9/22/09.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

9/8/09
Media Bureau Issues Report Examining Commercial Proposals for Broadcasting Radio or Television Programs on School Buses.
Report: Word | Acrobat

8/31/09
Media Bureau Announces Procedures to Assist Television and Radio Broadcast Stations in Areas Impacted by California Wildfires.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/31/09
Commission Implements Child Safe Viewing Act by Adopting Report on Parental Control Technologies.
Report: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Baker Statement: Word | Acrobat

8/12/09
FCC Continues 2009 EEO Audits.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Letter: Word | Acrobat

8/12/09
Media Bureau Reminds MVPDs of 9/30/09 Deadline for Filing 2009 EEO Program Annual Reports.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/10/09
Media Bureau Grants an Extension to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. Until 10/27/09.
Order: Word | Acrobat

8/7/09
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on MusicFIRST Petition Regarding the Performance Rights Act.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/31/09
Media Bureau Grants 60-day Extension to File Amendments to Pending Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Waiver Requests.  Deadline Extended to 10/9/09.
Order: Word | Acrobat

7/31/09
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Baja Broadband's Integration Ban Waiver Request.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/2/09
First Quarter 2009 Inflation Adjustment Figures for Cable Operators Using FCC Form 1240 Now Available.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/29/09
Commission Adopts Rules Allowing AM Stations to Retransmit Their Signals on Eligible FM Translator Stations.
R&O: Word | Acrobat

6/29/09
Media Bureau Grants an Extension to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. Until 08/28/09, to Implement Their Voluntary Commitment to Provide a Qualified Entity Rights to 4% of the Audio Channels on the Sirius and XM Platforms.
Order: Word | Acrobat

6/29/09
Media Bureau Announces Filing Opportunities for New Digital-Only LPTV and TV Translator Stations in Rural Areas (August 25,2009) and Nationwide (January 25, 2010).
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/26/09
Media Bureau Releases Updated Form 388 for Broadcasters That Completed Their Transition After March 31, 2009 to Report DTV Consumer Education Activities.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/15/09
Granted the Petition Filed by News Corp. to Remove the Remaining Conditions Adopted in the News Corp.-Hughes Order.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

6/11/09
FCC Announces Revised Participant List for Statutory Analog Nightlight Program.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Appendix: Excel | Acrobat
UPDATED Nightlight Participant List (as of noon 6/12/09): Excel | Acrobat

6/10/09
Commission Sets "Cut-Off" Date of June 30, 2009 for Class A, Low Power, and Translator Applications That Are Filed Prior to the Full-Service Station Digital Transition.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/9/09
Commission Reminds Stations of Their Obligation to Maintain a Consumer Referral Number.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/5/09
Media Bureau Grants 60-day Extension to File Amendments to Pending Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Waiver Requests.  Deadline Extended to 8/10/09.
Order: Word | Acrobat

6/5/09
Commission Updates DTV Coverage Maps and List of Stations with 2 Percent or Greater Service Loss.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Appendix A: Excel | Acrobat
Appendix B: Excel | Acrobat

6/3/09
Digital Transition Call Sign Procedures.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/2/09
Media Bureau Announces Deadlines for Filing Comments and Reply Comments for Notice of Inquiry Regarding Arbitrons Use of Portable People Meters.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/2/09
Commission Clarifies Procedures for Commencing Post-Transition Digital Operations.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/29/09
Media Bureau Suspends Filing Requirements for Form 323 Between May 29, 2009 and November 1, 2009.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/29/09
Media Bureau Grants an Extension to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. Until 6/29/09, to Implement Their Voluntary Commitment to Provide a Qualified Entity Rights to 4% of the Audio Channels on the Sirius and XM Platforms.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/29/09
Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Comment Dates for the Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Diversification of Ownership Proceeding.  Comment Date: 6/26/09.  Reply Comment Date: 7/13/09.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/26/09
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by Franklin Communications, Inc., North American Broadcasting Co., and WLCT Radio Incorporated.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/22/09
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by Jeffrey Bate in MX Group 32-28.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/22/09
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by Jeffrey Bate in MX Group 32-33.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/22/09
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by Kidd Communications.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/22/09
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by Saga Communications of Iowa, LLC.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/22/09
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by the Charles Crawford.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/22/09
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by Susquehanna Radio Corp. and James K. Zahn’s Petition for Reconsideration to an Application for a New AM Station in Elk Grove, California.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/22/09
Commission Denies Petition for Reconsideration of Commission Decision Granting Applications to Transfer Control of Fox Television Stations, Inc. From K. Rupert Murdoch to Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/22/09
Commission Denies Application for Review and Motion for Stay filed by Barry P. Lunderville.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/21/09
Charter Seeks FCC Consent to Assign or Transfer Control of Licenses and Authorizations in Connection with Bankruptcy.  Petitions to Deny/Comments Due: 6/22/09.  Oppositions/Reply Comments Due: 7/7/09.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/20/09
Comment Dates Established for Report to Congress on Commercial Programming Services Targeted to Children Onboard School Buses.  Comment Date: 6/15/09.  Reply Comment Date: 6/29/09.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/20/09
Media Bureau Announces Effective Date for Revised FCC Forms 301, 314, 315 and 345; Effective Date: 5/21/09.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/18/09
Commission Seeks Comment on Arbitron's Use of Portable People Meters.
NOI: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/13/09
FCC Announces Eligible Stations for Statutory Analog Nightlight Program and First Group of Program Participants, Participant Notices and Eligibility Showings, Due Tuesday, May 26, 2009.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Attachment: Excel | Acrobat

5/8/09
Commission Adopts Rules Implementing New Replacement Digital Low Power Television Translator Service.
Report & Order: Word | Acrobat

5/5/09
FCC Takes Steps to Improve Its Collection of Data on Minority and Female Broadcast Ownership.
Order: Word | Acrobat
News Release (4/8/09): Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

4/20/09
Forms Available for TV Broadcasters to Update Analog Termination Information and to Revoke Termination Notice.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/20/09
Commission Seeks Comment on Procedures to Encourage Radio Service to Rural and Tribal Communities.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

4/20/09
Commissioner Adelstein Unveils New DTV Web Site at NAB Show Tuesday.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

4/10/09
Commission Provides Guidance to Broadcasters on Obligation to Publicize Walk-In DTV Help Centers
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/9/09
FCC Adopts Supplemental Notice of Inquiry for 14th Annual Report to Congress on Video Competition for Years 2008 and 2009.
2008 Data-Comments Due: 5/20/09, Reply Comments Due: 6/20/09
2009 Data-Comments Due: 7/29/09, Reply Comments Due: 8/28/09.
NOI: Word | Acrobat
News Release (4/8/09): Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

4/9/09
Commission Corrects Email Addresses to Be Used for Filing Comments Electronically and for Use by People with Disabilities in Connection with Its NOI Implementing the Child Safe Viewing Act. Comment Date: 4/16/09, Reply Comment Date: 5/18/09.
Erratum: Word | Acrobat

4/8/09
FCC Takes Steps to Improve Its Collection of Data on Minority and Female Broadcast Ownership.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

4/8/09
Media Bureau Extends Comment Periods for 2007 Information for the Annual Assessment of the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming.  Comment Date: 5/20/09.  Reply Comment Date: 6/20/09.
Order: Word | Acrobat

4/3/09
Media Bureau Grants 60-day Extension to File Amendments to Pending Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Waiver Requests.  Deadline Extended to 6/9/09.
Order: Word | Acrobat

4/3/09
Commission Grants Mutually Exclusive DTV Maximization Applications Subject to the Condition That Applicants Resolve Their Mutual Exclusivity within 30 Days.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/26/09
Media Bureau Grants Requests for Waivers Related to DTV Consumer Education Obligations in the Hawaii DMA.
Order: Word | Acrobat

3/24/09
Media Bureau Commences Random EEO Audits of Broadcast Stations for 2009.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
March 2009 Radio Audits: WordAcrobat
March 2009 TV Audits: Word | Acrobat
Audits Letter: Word

3/18/09
Commission Affirms Assignment of License of WTVE(TV), Reading, Pennsylvania.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

3/17/09
FCC Releases Dates on which Stations Intend to Terminate Analog Television Service.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Stations Intending to Terminate Analog Service On June 12: Excel | Acrobat
Stations Intending to Terminate Analog Service Prior to June 12: Excel | Acrobat

3/13/09
Commission Adopted Final Procedures for Analog Service Termination and Revisions to the DTV Consumer Education Initiative Implementing the DTV Delay Act.
R&O: Word | Acrobat

3/13/09
Extension of Time and Waiver of Reply and Service Rules Concerning Petitions for Declaratory Ruling Regarding Public, Educational, and Governmental Programming.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/12/09
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Massillon Cable TV's Request for Extension of Time to Comply with Conditions of Waiver of 47 C.F.R. 76.1204(a)(1).
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/3/09
Temporary Waiver of 100 Day DTV Countdown Requirement.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/2/09
Commission Implements Child Safe Viewing Act by Seeking Comment on Parental Control Technologies for Video or Audio Programming.  Comment Date: 4/16/09.  Reply Comment Date: 5/18/09.
NOI: Word | Acrobat
Erratum (4/9/09): Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

2/27/09
Media Bureau Granted the Motion for Extension of Time of VIZIO, Inc. vs. Funai Electric Co., Ltd. and Funai Corporation, Inc. Opposition Due: 3/13/09.
Order: Word | Acrobat

2/27/09
Media Bureau Announces Effective Date for Rules Adopted in DTV Delay Act Omnibus Order and Comment Date for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.  Comments Due: 3/4/09.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/27/09
DTS Rules Now in Effect - Commission Ready to Accept Applications by DTV Stations to Use Distributed Transmission System Technologies.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/27/09
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Implementation of Sirius-XM Merger Condition That Four Percent of Audio Channels Be Leased to Qualified Entities and Extends the Deadline for Compliance with This Condition.  Comment Date: 3/30/09.  Reply Comment Date: 4/14/09.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/25/09
Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Comment Dates for the Petition for Rulemaking and Request for Declaratory Ruling Filed by the Coalition United to Terminate Financial Abuses of the Television Transition, LLC.  Comment Date: 04/27/09.  Reply Comment Date: 05/27/09.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/25/09
The Commission Sets Aside Grant of Modification Applications for KKLA-FM, Los Angeles, CA and KMRJ(FM), Rancho Mirage, CA to Review the Record of the Proceedings.
Order: Word | Acrobat

2/23/09
The Commission Grants, on its Own Motion, an Extension of Time to File Comments and Reply Comments for the 14th Annual Video Competition Report.  Comments Due: 4/28/09.  Reply Comments Due: 5/28/09.
Order: Word | Acrobat

2/20/09
FCC Adopts Rules and Procedures to Implement the DTV Delay Act and Seeks Comment on Related Proposals.
Order and NPRM: Word | Acrobat

2/16/09
Preparations in High Gear for Stations Going All-Digital This Week.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Attachment A: Excel | Acrobat

2/13/09
FCC Releases Lists of TV Stations' Responses to Requirements for Analog Termination on February 17, 2009.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Appendix A: Excel | Acrobat
Appendix B: Excel | Acrobat
Appendix C: Excel | Acrobat

2/13/09
First Order to Implement DTV Delay Act.
R&O: Word | Acrobat

2/11/09
FCC Requires Public Interest Conditions for Certain Analog TV Terminations on February 17, 2009. Certain Stations Must Respond by Friday, February 13, 2009.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Appendix: Excel | Acrobat

2/11/09
Granted Assignment and Transfer of Control of Certain Licenses and Authorizations from Time Warner Inc. to Time Warner Cable, Inc.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

2/10/09
FCC Releases Lists of Stations Terminating Analog Operations on or Before February 17, 2009.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Appendix A: Excel | Acrobat
Appendix B: Excel | Acrobat

2/6/09
Media Bureau Grants 60-day Extension to File Amendments to Pending Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Waiver Requests.  Deadline Extended to 4/10/09.
Order: Word | Acrobat

2/6/09
Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Comment Dates for the Declaratory Ruling Regarding Public, Educational, and Governmental Programming.  Comment Date: 03/09/09.  Reply Comment Date: 03/24/09.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/5/09
FCC Announces Procedures Regarding Termination of Analog Television Service on or After February 17, 2009.  Termination Notifications for February 17 Must Be Filed By Monday, February 9, 2009.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/27/09
FCC Reinstates Adminstrative Law Judge's Authority over Program Carriage Disputes.
Order: Word | Acrobat

1/18/09
PEG Letter.
Letter: Acrobat
Testimony: Acrobat

1/16/09
13th Annual Assessment of the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming.
Report: Word | Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
Tate Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

1/16/09
Notice of Inquiry for the 14th Annual Assessment of the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming.
Notice of Inquiry: Word | Acrobat
Tate Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

1/16/09
Media Bureau Directs Parties to Program Carriage Proceedings to Submit Additional Information.
Order: Word | Acrobat

1/16/09
Media Bureau Granted Waiver to Cablevision Systems Corporation of Section 76.1204(a)(1) of the Rules.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

1/16/09
Media Bureau Clarifies Issues Concerning Franchise Authority Certification to Regulate Rates.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/16/09
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on a Cable Subscribership Survey for the Collection of Information Pursuant to Section 612(g) of the Communications Act.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/16/09
Media Bureau Releases Statistical Report on Average Rates for Basic Service, Cable Programming Service, and Equipment.
Report: Word | Acrobat

1/15/09
FCC Adopts Analog Nightlight Program for Emergency and Digital Transition Information After the DTV Transition.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
R&O: Word | Acrobat
Erratum: Word | Acrobat
Appendix A: Excel | Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat


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