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Media Bureau 2012 Headline Archives

The following items are actions and rulemakings recently released.

12/21/12
Media Bureau Announces January 10 - January 25, 2013 Filing Window for Auction 83 FM Translator Caps Showings.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/21/12
Reply Deadline Extended for Cable Technical Requirements NPRM.  Extended Reply Comment Date: 1/25/13.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/20/12
Protective Order Adopted in NJ Effective Competition Cases.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/20/12
Waiver of the Network Nonduplication and Syndicated Exclusivity Rules.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

12/18/12
Procedures for Anonymous Comments on Incentive Auction NPRM.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/17/12
Ex Parte Meeting Schedule for Emergency Info./Video Description NPRM.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/13/12
Loud Commercial Rules Became Effective December 13, 2012.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

12/11/12
Media Bureau Grants Two CALM Act Waivers.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

12/11/12
Television Broadcast Stations Reminded of Their Online Public Inspection File Obligations.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/7/12
Reply Deadline Extended for Emergency Info./Video Description NPRM.
Reply Comment Date: 1/7/13.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/5/12
Project Concord, Inc. v. NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/4/12
FCC Adopts Rules to Expand Low Power Radio Service.
News Release (11/30/12): Word | Acrobat
Order: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Rosenworcel Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

12/4/12
Media Bureau Clarifies Benchmark Condition, Issues Protective Order.
Order: Word | Acrobat

12/3/12
Commission Seeks Comment on Broadcast Ownership Report.  Comment Date: 12/26/12.
Reply Comment Date: 1/4/13.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/30/12
FCC Adopts Rules to Expand Low Power Radio Service.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Rosenworcel Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

11/29/12
Order Extending Comment Deadlines in Incentive Auction Proceeding.
Extended Comment Date: 1/25/13.  Extended Reply Comment Date: 3/12/13.
Order: Word | Acrobat

11/28/12
Media Bureau Grants Tivo's Request for Waiver of IP Output Rule.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/28/12
Comment Deadlines Announced for Emergency Information/Video Description NPRM.
NPRM Comment Deadline: 12/18/12.  NPRM Reply Comment Deadline: 12/28/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/28/12
Waiver of the Network Nonduplication and Syndicated Exclusivity Rules.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

11/19/12
Media Bureau Extends Comment Deadlines On Program Access Fnprm.
Order: Word | Acrobat

11/19/12
Accessible Emergency Info./Video Desc.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat

11/19/12
Annual DTV Ancillary/Supplementary Use Services Report.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/16/12
Tribune Company Bankruptcy Reorganization Assignments.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

11/15/12
Basic Service Tier Encryption Rules Effective December 10.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/14/12
Report on Ownership of Commercial Broadcast Stations.
Report: Word | Acrobat
Form 323 Data: Zip File (4 MB)

11/14/12
Media Bureau Announces Decision on Review of Arbitration Award.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/9/12
Order Upholding Class A Ineligibility for WTHC-LP.
Mo&O: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

11/7/12
Media Bureau Seeks Comment On Charter Set-Top Box Waiver Request.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/6/12
Procedures for NCE Stations to Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

10/19/12
Order Denying Market Modification Petition and Granting Must Carry Petitions.
MO&O Word | Acrobat

10/19/12
Order Dismissing Must Carry/Channel Positioning Complaint.
MO&O Word | Acrobat

10/12/12
Commission Permits Cable Operators to Encrypt the Basic Service Tier Subject to Certain Consumer-Protection Measures.
R&O: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

10/12/12
Commission Reconsiders, Clarifies Certain Aspects of Rural Radio Order.
Order: Word | Acrobat

10/12/12
FCC Announces Details of October 26th Incentive Auction Workshop.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

10/12/12
Broadcast Station Totals as of September 30, 2012.
News Release: Acrobat

10/9/12
Cable Technical Requirements NPRM and Availability of Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Cable Signal Leakage.  Comments due: 12/10/12.  Replies due: 1/7/13.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

10/5/12
Commission Takes Action to Standardize and Modernize the Program Access Rules.
R&O: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Rosenworcel Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

10/5/12
FCC Continues EEO Audits with Audits of MVPD Units.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Cable EEO Audits: Word | Acrobat
Audit MVPD Letter: Word | Acrobat

10/3/12
FCC Announces New Features in Online Public Inspection File System.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

10/3/12
Internet Closed Captioning Rules Went Into Effect September 30, 2012.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

10/3/12
Annual and Quarterly Inflation Adjustment Figures for Cable Operators.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

10/2/12
FCC Launches First-in-the-World Incentive Auction to Repurpose Broadcast Television Spectrum for Mobile Broadband; Auction Set to Unleash Wave of Economic and Innovation Opportunities for U.S.
News Release (9/28/12): Word | Acrobat
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Appendix C: Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Rosenworcel Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

9/28/12
FCC Launches First-in-the-World Incentive Auction to Repurpose Broadcast Television Spectrum for Mobile Broadband; Auction Set to Unleash Wave of Economic and Innovation Opportunities for U.S.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Rosenworcel Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

9/28/12
FCC Launches Broadcaster LEARN Program to Offer In-Depth Resources & Services to Broadcaster Community about the Unique Financial Opportunities of Incentive Auctions.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

9/28/12
Order Denying Mandatory Carriage Complaint of Station KAZV-LP, Modesto, California.
Order: Word | Acrobat

9/26/12
Order Granting Mandatory Carriage Complaint of Station KEYT-TV, Santa Barbara, California.
Order: Word | Acrobat

9/12/12
Termination of the Remaining AOL Time Warner Merger Condition.
Order: Word | Acrobat

9/11/12
Media Bureau Announces Filing of Request for Declaratory Ruling by News Corporation.  Comments due: 10/15/12.  Oppositions due: 10/30/12.  Replies due: 11/7/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

9/10/12
Media Bureau Grants Enseo a Waiver of Certain "Cable Ready" Rules.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

9/10/12
FCC Denies Four Applications for Review of Station KRKO(AM), Everett, Washington, From S-R Broadcasting Co., Inc.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

9/10/12
FCC Denies an Application for Review of a New AM Station in Snohomish, Washington, From CAAM Partnership LLC.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

9/10/12
FCC Denies the Application for Review of Station WKCP(FM), Miami, Florida, From Trinity International Foundation, Inc., to American Public Media Group.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

9/4/12
NALF in the amount of $10,000 to Northeast Indiana Public Radio for failure to retain all required documentation in the public inspection file of Station WBNI-FM, Roanoke IN.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

8/30/12
Media Bureau Seeks Comment On Nagra's Waiver Request.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/24/12
Media Bureau Denies Request to Stay Viewability Ruling.
Order: Word | Acrobat

8/23/12
Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative Files an Application for Open Video System Certification.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/21/12
Media Three Corporation, Inc. Files an Application for Open Video System Certification.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/17/12
Order on Two Digital Media Association Petitions for Exemption/Waiver.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

8/16/12
Bureau Seeks Comment on TiVo's Petition for Clarification and Waiver.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/16/12
Obligation of Non-Cable Video Systems to Monitor and Prevent Leakage.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/13/12
Bureau Grants Extension and Partial Stay in Bloomberg v. Comcast.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

8/13/12
Report on Average Rates for Cable Programming Service and Equipment.
REPORT: Word | Acrobat

8/10/12
Order Granting Carriage Demand.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

8/6/12
Order Granting Request to Waive Political File Posting Deadline Until July 1, 2014.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

8/6/12
Effective Date of IP Closed Captioning Rules Requiring OMB Approval.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/3/12
FCC Accelerates Digital Cable Rollout by Moving to Eliminate Unnecessary Regulatory Barriers.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Rosenworcel Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

8/3/12
FCC Issues NPRM to Modernize and Reform its Cable TV Technical Rules.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

8/3/12
Order Granting Market Modification Petition filed by Comcast Cable Communications, LLC and Denying Carriage Demand of Station WFBD-DT, Destin, Florida.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

8/2/12
Online Public Inspection File Interface Now Available.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/30/12
Media Bureau Reminds MVPDs That They Must File EEO Program Annual Reports (FCC Form 396-C) by October 1, 2012 and Identifies Those That Must Respond to Supplementary Investigation Questions.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/30/12
Order Granting Request to Waive Political File Posting Deadline.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

7/27/12
Demonstrations of Online Public Inspection File Interface Via Teleconference Scheduled for July 30 and 31.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/20/12
FCC Releases 14th Video Competition Report.
Report: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

7/20/12
FCC Seeks Comment for the 15th Video Competition Report.  Comments due: 9/10/12. Reply Comments due: 10/10/12.
NOI: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

7/19/12
Broadcast Station Totals as of June 30, 2012.
News Release: Acrobat

7/12/12
Media Bureau Denies National Association of Broadcaster's Motion for Stay of Online Public File Rules.
Order: Word | Acrobat

7/11/12
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Enseo Inc.'s Petition for Waiver of Certain "Cable Ready" Requirements.  Comments due: 7/31/12.  Reply Comments due: 8/10/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/6/12
FCC Announces Demonstration of Public Inspection File Interface.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/6/12
Allbritton v. Shentel Retransmission Consent Dispute.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

7/6/12
Media Bureau Expands CDBS Features to Permit the Electronic Filing of Pleadings.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/3/12
Bailey Cable TV, Inc. Forfeiture Order, Station WVLA-TV, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Order: Word | Acrobat

7/3/12
Bailey Cable TV, Inc. Forfeiture Order, Station WGMB-TV, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Order: Word | Acrobat

7/2/12
FCC's Video Description Rules for Certain Broadcast Stations and Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) Are Now In Effect.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

7/2/12
Technical Support for Filing Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC Form 398).
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/2/12
First Quarter 2012 Inflation Adjustment Figures for Cable Operators Using FCC Form 1240 Now Available.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/25/12
Media Bureau Issues NAL for EEO Violations to Grande Communications.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

6/14/12
Protective Order Issued in Program Access Rulemaking.
Order: Word | Acrobat

6/12/12
Viewability Rule Sunsets; Affordable Boxes or Analog Carriage Allowed.
R&O: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

6/12/12
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Remaining AOL Time Warner Condition.  Comments due: 7/12/12.  Reply Comments due: 7/27/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/8/12
Shareholders of Stop 26 Riverbend, Inc., WVKO(AM), Columbus, Ohio et. al.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

6/7/12
Media Bureau Continues 2012 Broadcast EEO Audits.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

6/7/12
Media Bureau Grants Baja Broadband an Integration Ban Waiver Extension.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

6/7/12
KUSF (FM), San Francisco, CA Consent Decree.
Order: Acrobat
William Lake Statement: Word | Acrobat

6/1/12
FCC Announces Details for June 25, 2012 TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Workshop.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

5/29/12
2012 Cable Programming Rates, Services and Equipment Survey.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/22/12
William Lake, Chief, Media Bureau - Channel Sharing Workshop Presentation.
Presentation: Acrobat

5/16/12
Comment Sought on 2 Digital Media Association Petitions for Exemption/Waiver.  Comments due: 6/15/12.  Reply Comments due: 7/2/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/14/12
Request for Stay of Public Comment Period - OTARD SBCA Petition.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/11/12
FCC Announces LPFM and FM Translator Public Forum.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

5/10/12
Media Bureau Grants Waiver of Network Representation Rule to MundoFox.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/10/12
Media Ministries, Inc. Consent Decree.
Order: Word | Acrobat
Consent Decree: Acrobat

5/9/12
Designated Game Show Network, LLC's Program Carriage Complaint Against Cablevision Systems Corp. for Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/8/12
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Petition for Rulemaking Requesting Amendment of the OTARD Rule.  Comments due: 6/7/12.  Reply Comments due: 6/22/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/2/12
Media Bureau Grants In Part Bloomberg's News Neighborhooding Complaint.
News MO&O: Word | Acrobat

5/1/12
FCC Announces Details for May 22, 2012 Channel Sharing Workshop.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

4/27/12
FCC Modernizes Broadcast Television Public Inspection Files to Give the Public Online Access to Information Previously Available Only at TV Stations.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Second R&O: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

4/27/12
FCC Adopts New Rules Permitting TV Channel Sharing by Broadcasters; Enacts First Step Towards Freeing Up Spectrum Under Incentive Auction.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
R&O: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

4/26/12
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Petition for Declaratory Ruling That an Ordinance of the City of Chicago, Illinois is Preempted by the Commission's Over-The-Air Reception Devices Rule.  Responses Due: 5/29/12.  Replies Due: 6/12/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/26/12
FCC Proposes to Allow NCE Stations to Conduct Third-Party Fundraising.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat

4/25/12
William Lake, Chief, Media Bureau – Remarks at The Media Institute.
Remarks: Acrobat

4/24/12
Comment Sought On Second VPAAC Report: Interfaces, Guides And Menus.  Comments Due: 5/24/12.  Reply Comments Due: 6/8/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/24/12
Comment Sought on 2nd VPAAC Report: Video Description/Emergency Information.  Comments Due: 5/24/12.  Reply Comments Due:  6/8/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/24/12
Deadlines Extended for Comments on the Terms "MVPD" and "Channel".  Extended Comments Due: 5/14/12.  Extended Reply Comments Due:  6/13/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/23/12
Comment and Reply Comment Deadlines Announced for Program Access NPRM.  NPRM Comments Due: 6/22/12.  NPRM Reply Comments Due:  7/23/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/12/12
Broadcast Station Totals as of March 31, 2012.
News Release: Acrobat

4/12/12
LPFM Channel Finder Tool Now Available.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/12/12
EEO Forfeiture of $11,000 Issued to Full Channel TV, Inc., Bristol, Rhode Island.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

4/9/12
Media Bureau Announces Comment Deadlines in Low Power FM Rule Making.  NPRM Comment Date: 5/7/12.  NPRM Reply Comment Date: 5/21/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/9/12
Boston: Petition for Recertification.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

4/4/12
Fourth Quarter 2011 Inflation Adjustment Figures For Cable Operators Using FCC Form 1240 Now Available.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/30/12
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Interpretation of the Term "Multichannel Video Programming Distributor" and "Channel" as Raised in Pending Program Access Complaint Proceeding.  Comments Due: 4/30/12.  Reply Comments Due: 5/30/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/30/12
Notice of Effective Date of New IP Closed Captioning Rules.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/26/12
Media Bureau Extends Reply Comment Filing Deadline in the 2010 Quadrennial Regulatory Review.  Extended Reply Comments Due: 4/17/12.
Order: Word | Acrobat

3/22/12
Bureau Extends Benchmark Condition Comment Deadlines.  Extended Comments Due: 4/3/12.  Extended Reply Comments Due: 4/17/12.
Order: Word | Acrobat

3/20/12
Revision of the Commission's Program Access Rules.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
NPRM: Word | Acrobat

3/19/12
FCC Takes Additional Steps to Implement the Local Community Radio Act.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Order (FCC 12-28): Word | Acrobat
Order (FCC 12-29): Word | Acrobat
Appendix A (FCC 12-29): Excel | Acrobat
Appendix B (FCC 12-29): Excel | Acrobat

3/16/12
Bailey Cable TV, Inc. Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the Amount of $15,000 for Station WVLA-TV.
NALF: Word | Acrobat

3/16/12
Bailey Cable TV, Inc. Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the Amount of $15,000 for Station WGMB-TV.
NALF: Word | Acrobat

3/13/12
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Whether to Clarify Benchmark Condition.
Report: Word | Acrobat

3/12/12
Media Bureau Announces Revisions to TV Renewal Procedures and Form 303-S.
Report: Word | Acrobat

3/9/12
Report on Average Rates for Cable Programming Service and Equipment.
Report: Word | Acrobat

2/28/12
Media Bureau Grants Two Waivers of the Integration Ban.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

2/17/12
FCC Begins 2012 EEO Audits.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/10/12
Carriage of Digital Television Broadcast Signals Rules.
Order: Word | Acrobat

2/6/12
Comment Dates Established For Fox Petition For Expedited Waiver of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.658(i), The Network Representation Rule.  Comments Due: 3/7/12.  Reply Comments Due: 3/22/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/6/12
The Office of Communications Business Opportunities and the Media Bureau Announce the Release of a Request for Quotation for Study Examining the Critical Information Needs of the American Public.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/2/12
FCC Denies Petition for Reconsideration Filed by Minority Media and Telecommunications Council.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

1/20/12
Quadrennial Review NPRM - Review of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules and Other Rules.  Comments Due: 3/5/12.  Reply Comments Due: 4/3/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/17/12
Media Bureau Issues Order for Dish Network to Disclose Agreements.
Order: Word | Acrobat

1/13/12
Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming.
R&O: Word | Acrobat McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat

1/12/12
Commission Seeks Comment on Petition for Rulemaking Seeking Elimination of the Sports Blackout Rule.  Responses due: 2/13/12.  Replies due: 2/28/12.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/12/12
Extension for Amendments to Pending NBCO Waiver Requests.
Order: Word | Acrobat

1/9/12
Certain AOl-Time Warner Conditions Terminated.
Order: Word | Acrobat

1/6/12
Comment and Reply Comment Dates Extended for Standard Program Report.  Extended Comments Due: 1/27/12.  Extended Reply Comments Due: 2/9/12.
Order: Word | Acrobat

1/6/12
Third Quarter 2011 Inflation Adjustment Figures Now Available.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/6/12
Report on the Regional Sports Network Marketplace.
Report: Word | Acrobat

1/6/12
Broadcast Station Totals as of December 31, 2011.
News Release: Acrobat

1/5/12
LPFM Economic Study and Report to Congress.
Report: Word | Acrobat


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