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Media Bureau 2011 Headline Archives

12/30/11
Media Bureau Issues Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture to Capstar TX LLC for $14,000 for Violation of EEO Rule.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

12/30/11
Media Bureau Issues Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture to MHR License LLC for $8,000 for Violation of EEO Rule.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

12/30/11
Mandatory Electronic Filing for Media Bureau Cable Special Relief and Cable Show Cause Petitions for 2012.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/29/11
FCC Adopts New Procedures for Native Commercial FM Radio Assignments.
Third R&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat

12/29/11
Reply Comment Dates Extended for Television Public File Availability FNPRM.  Deadline Extended to 1/17/12.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/22/11
FCC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Media Ownership Rules.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

12/20/11
Initial Decision of Chief Administrative Law Judge in Tennis Channel Carriage Complaint Case Against Comcast.
Initial Decision: Acrobat

12/16/11
Media Bureau Granted Saga Broadcasting, LLC's Waiver Request of the Network Nonduplication and Syndicated Exclusivity Rules.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

12/15/11
Revision of the Commission's Program Carriage Rules for NCTA, Media Access Project, and Public Knowledge.  Extended Reply Comments Due: 1/11/12.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/15/11
Comment Dates Announced for Television Standardizing Reporting NOI.  Comments Due: 1/17/12.  Reply Comments Due: 1/30/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/13/11
FCC Quiets Persistent Problem of Television Age - Loud Commercials - by Adopting Rules to Reduce Volume.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
R&O: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

12/7/11
Media Bureau Denies Games Show Network's Petition for Temporary Relief.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/6/11
Waiver of Network Nonduplication & Syndicated Exclusivity Rules of Saga Broadcasting, LLC.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

11/22/11
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Petition for Declaratory Ruling.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/22/11
Implementation of Electronic Filing for Cable Special Relief Petitions Begins.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/22/11
Comment Dates Announced for Television Public File Availability FNPRM.  Comments Due: 12/22/11.  Reply Comments Due: 1/6/12
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/16/11
MVPD Audit Letters Mailed November 15, 2011. Deadline for Response: December 28, 2011.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Audit Letter: Word | Acrobat

11/14/11
FCC Seeks Comment On Modernizing TV Program Reporting Requirements.
NOI: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

11/10/11
Commission Affirms Media Bureau's Order regarding Verizon’s Program Access Complaint against MSG and Cablevision.
Order: Word | Acrobat

11/10/11
Commission Affirms Media Bureau's Order regarding AT&T’s Program Access Complaint against MSG and Cablevision.
Order: Word | Acrobat

11/10/11
Media Bureau Granted Temporary Waiver of Section 73.1125, the Commission's Main Studio Location Rule, for Station WJSJ(FM), Fernandina Beach, FL .
Letter: Word | Acrobat

11/3/11
Broadcast Station Totals as of September 30, 2011.
News Release: Acrobat

11/3/11
Broadcast Station Totals as of June 30, 2011.
News Release: Acrobat

11/1/11
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by Great God Gospel.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

11/1/11
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by Best of Life ES Inc.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

10/27/11
Modernizing Television Broadcast Public File Availability.
FNPRM: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

10/27/11
FCC Takes First Step to Modernize Television Broadcast Public Inspection Files.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

10/21/11
Reply Comment Date Extended for IP Closed Captioning NPRM.
Order: Word | Acrobat

10/18/11
Media Bureau Orders Radio Power, Inc., to Cease Operation Due to Unresolved Interference.
Letter: Word | Acrobat

10/14/11
NPRM Proposing Relaxation of Cable Encryption Prohibition.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat

10/11/11
Media Bureau Stays September 22 Order regarding Verizon’s Program Access Complaint against MSG and Cablevision.
Order: Word | Acrobat

10/11/11
Media Bureau Stays September 22 Order regarding AT&T’s Program Access Complaint against MSG and Cablevision.
Order: Word | Acrobat

10/5/11
Reinstatement of Video Description Rules.
2nd Erratum: Word | Acrobat

10/4/11
Inflation Adjustment Figures For Cable Operators Using FCC Forms 1210 and 1240 Now Available.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

9/30/11
2011 Biennial Form 323 Filing Window Opens Oct. 1, 2011.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

9/22/11
Media Bureau Grants AT&T’s Program Access Complaint Against MSG and Cablevision.
Order: Word | Acrobat

9/22/11
Media Bureau Grants Verizon’s Program Access Complaint Against MSG and Cablevision.
Order: Word | Acrobat

9/19/11
Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat

9/15/11
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by PMCM TV, LLC.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat

9/14/11
Media Bureau Approves Cumulus-Citadel Merger Transaction.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat

8/29/11
STELA Report In-State Broadcast Programming to Congress.
Report: Word | Acrobat
Appendix B: Word | Acrobat
Appendix D: Word | Acrobat
Appendix E: Word | Acrobat

8/29/11
Comment Deadline Extended in Low Power FM - FM Translator Rule Making. Comments Due: 9/6/11. Reply Comments Due: 9/20/11
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/26/11
Digital Low Power Television Rules Now In Effect.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/25/11
Assignment of License, WPAL-FM, Ridgeville, SC.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

8/25/11
Reinstatement of Video Description Rules.
2nd Erratum (10/5/11): Word | Acrobat
Erratum (9/1/11): Word | Acrobat
R&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

8/24/11
FCC Eliminates Out-dated Media Related Rules.
Order: Word | Acrobat

8/23/11
Form 323 Filing Deadline Extended until Dec. 1, 2011.
Order: Word | Acrobat

8/22/11
Effective Immediately General Freeze on the Filing and Processing of Applications for Channel 51.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/18/11
Proposed LPTV, Class A Television, Construction Permits.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/11/11
Proposed LPTV Construction Permits.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/10/11
Media Bureau Decision on DSNP v. Armstrong Petition for De Novo Review.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/2/11
Media Bureau Sends Second Broadcast EEO Audit Letters for 2011.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Radio EEO Audits: Word | Acrobat
Audit Broadcast Letter: Word | Acrobat

8/1/11
FCC Takes Action to Improve Program Carriage Complaint Process.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

7/27/11
Sirius XM Price Cap Condition Expires.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

7/27/11
FCC Releases the Final Three Research Studies on Media Ownership.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/26/11
ATSC Approves Successor to Its "A/85 Recommended Practice".
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/26/11
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on the Regional Sports Network Marketplace.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/25/11
Media Bureau Provides Notice of Suspension of Eligible Entity Rule Changes and Guidance on the Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permits to Eligible Entities.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/21/11
FCC Releases Three Additional Research Studies on Media Ownership.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/18/11
CALM Act NPRM Reply Comment Filing Dates Extended.  Reply Comments Due: 8/1/11.
Order: Word | Acrobat

7/15/11
Rules for Digital LPTV, TV Translator, and Class A Television Stations.
Second Report & Order: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

7/13/11
Media Bureau Reminds MVPDs of September 30, 2011 Deadline for Filing Their 2011 EEO Program Annual Reports (FCC FORM 396-C).
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/12/11
Creation of A Low Power Radio Service, Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Appendix: Excel | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

6/30/11
CALM Act NPRM Comment Filing Dates Extended.  Comments Due: 7/8/11.  Reply Comments Due: 7/21/11.
Order: Word | Acrobat

6/21/11
33 NCE FM New Station Applications Tentatively Selected for Grant.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Attachment: Excel | Acrobat

6/15/11
FCC Releases Five Research Studies on Media Ownership and Adopts Procedures for Public Access to Underlying Data Sets.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Protective Order: Word | Acrobat

6/13/11
WealthTV Appeal of Ruling on Program Carriage Complaint Denied.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

6/7/11
Digital Broadcasting OVS.  Permit-But-Disclose Ex Parte Status.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/3/11
Media Bureau Seeking Comment on Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act.  Comments Due: 7/5/11.  Reply Comments Due: 7/18/11.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/27/11
Implementation of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/16/11
Broadcast Station Totals as of March 31, 2011.
News Release: Acrobat

5/10/11
Media Bureau Seeking Comment on Economic Impact of LPFM Stations.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/3/11
FCC Terminates Proceeding on Arbitron Audience Radio Measurements.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/3/11
Comparison of Noncommercial Educational FM Applications.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Appendix: Excel | Acrobat

4/28/11
WMFE Orlando, Florida Assignment Application.  File Petitions to Deny by 5/6/11.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/21/11
FCC Seeks Further Comment for Its 14th Video Competition Report.  Comments Due: 06/08/2011.  Reply Comments Due: 07/08/2011.
FNOI: Word | Acrobat

4/18/11
XM Implements Merger Condition that Provides Leased Channels to Diverse Programmers.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

4/14/11
Citadel Broadcasting Corporation and Cumulus Media Inc. Seek Approval to Transfer Control of and Assign FCC Authorizations and Licenses.  Petition to Deny Date: 5/13/11. Opposition Date: 5/23/11.  Reply Date: 5/31/11.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Attachment: Excel | Acrobat

4/7/11
Hulu Agreement Treated as Confidential.
Letter: Word | Acrobat

3/31/11
First Broadcast EEO Audit Letters for 2011 Sent on March 29.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Audit Letter: Word | Acrobat
Audit List: Word | Acrobat

3/28/11
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on a Petition for Rulemaking and Request for Licensing Freezes Comments Due: 04/27/2011.  Reply Comments Due: 05/12/2011.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/28/11
Media Bureau Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Amendment of the Commission's Rules Related to Retransmission Consent Published in Federal Register March 28, 2011 Comments Due: 05/27/2011.  Reply Comments Due: 06/27/2011.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/17/11
Media Bureau Grants 90-day Extension to File Amendments to Pending Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Waiver Requests.  Deadline Extended to July 5, 2011.
Order: Word | Acrobat

3/16/11
Media Bureau Announces Procedures for Obtaining Approval for NCE Station Fundraising to Aid Japan Relief Efforts.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

3/16/11
Media Bureau Announces Comment Dates in the Rural and Tribal Radio Proceeding. Comments Due: 04/15/2011.  Reply Comments Due: 05/16/2011.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/14/11
Media Bureau Announce Revisions to License Renewal Procedures and Form 303-S; Radio License Renewal Cycle to Commence on May 2, 2011.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/3/11
FCC Takes a Fresh Look at Its Retransmission Consent Rules in Light of Recent Consumer Television Disruptions.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Baker Statement: Word | Acrobat

3/3/11
FCC Takes Action to Help Strengthen and Expand Broadband and Other Communications Services in Native Nations.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
R&O/NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Baker Statement: Word | Acrobat

3/3/11
FCC Proposes to Update Rules Allowing Accessibility to Advanced Communications to 54 Million Consumers with Disabilities.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
NPRM, Video Description Rules: Word | Acrobat
NPRM, TRS Fund: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat

3/1/11
Media Bureau Issues Declaratory Ruling Regarding Negative Option Billing Restrictions.
Declaratory Ruling: Word | Acrobat

2/28/11
William Lake, Chief, Media Bureau - Remarks at Winter Meeting of the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations.
Acrobat

2/23/11
Media Bureau Announces Availability of 2009 Biennial Ownership Data Set for Commercial Broadcast Licensees.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/22/11
Media Bureau Issues Protective Orders Regarding Compliance Filings by Comcast Corporation, General Electric Company and NBC Universal Inc.
Protective Order: Word | Acrobat
Second Protective Order: Word | Acrobat

2/17/11
Media Bureau Issues Letter of Inquiry to Fox Television Stations, Inc, Licensee of WWOR-TV, Secaucus, NJ.
Letter: Word | Acrobat

2/14/11
2009 Report on Cable Industry Prices.
Report: Word | Acrobat

2/11/11
Broadcast Station Totals as of December 31, 2010.
News Release: Acrobat | Acrobat

2/3/11
2009 Cable Price Survey Data and 2003 to 2009 Cable Television System Report Data to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/26/11
Commission Clarifies CableCARD Rules.
Order: Word | Acrobat

1/26/11
Commission Announces Tentative Selectees in 18 Groups of MX Applications for New or Modified NCE FM Stations.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Appendix: Excel | Acrobat

1/26/11
Commission Grants in Part an Application for Review Filed by Hall Communications, Inc. Regarding an FM Allotment.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

1/25/11
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Extension, Modification or Removal of Cap on Sirius XM Retail Prices Comments Due: 2/24/11.  Reply Comments Due: 3/11/11
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/20/11
FCC Releases Order in Comcast-NBCU Transaction.
News Release (1/18/11): Word | Acrobat
MO&O (1/20/11): Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell and Baker Joint Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

1/11/11
Commission Denies Application for Review Filed by NPG of Idaho, Inc.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat


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