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Policy Division, Media Bureau

The Policy Division conducts proceedings concerning broadcast, cable, and post-licensing Direct Broadcast Satellite issues, including the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act, Over-the-Air-Reception Devices, digital transition, customer premises equipment, access to programming and distribution platforms and other related matters.  It also facilitates competition in the multichannel video programming marketplace by resolving carriage and other complaints involving access to facilities as well as petitions for findings of effective competition.  In addition, the Division administers the FCC’s programs for political broadcasting and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) matters.

Policy Division (202) 418-2120
Division Chief Mary Beth Murphy
Senior Deputy Division Chief Steven Broeckaert
Assistant Division Chief Robert Baker
Assistant Division Chief Lewis Pulley

Issues and Topics

Division Issues
Children's TV-Guide Low Power TV
Children's TV-Rules and Orders Main Studio Rules
Class A TV Non-Reserved Channels
Closed Captioning Restrictions on Over-The-Air Reception Devices (OTARD)
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) Political Programming & Candidate Access Rules
Digital Television Public Broadcasting and DTV
Equal Employment Opportunity Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA)
Leased Access V-Chip
Low Power FM Video Description

Headlines

4/16/14
Comment Cycle Set For Exclusivity FNPRM.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/15/14
Order Granting Market Modification Petition in Part of California-Oregon Broadcasting, Inc. d/b/a Crestview Cable Communications.
Order: Word | Acrobat

4/14/14
Order Granting Mandatory Carriage Complaint in Part of Hawaii Catholic TV, Inc., licensee of KUPU(DT), Waimanalo, Hawaii.
Order: Word | Acrobat

4/4/14
Media Bureau Grants TiVo's Request for Waiver of IP Output Rule.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

4/4/14
July 1, 2014 Online Political File Deadline Reminder.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/7/14
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Buckeye's Request for Waiver of the Integration Ban of Section 76.1204(a)(1).  Comment Date: 3/27/14.  Reply Comment Date: 4/7/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/7/14
Erratum-Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Petition Requesting Declaratory Ruling that the Rules of the Dutch Ridge Homeowners Association, Inc., Littleton, Colorado are Preempted by the Commission's Over-The-Air Reception Devices Rule.  MB Docket No. 14-40.  Comment Date: 3/7/14.  Reply Comment Date: 3/24/14.
Erratum: Acrobat

2/20/14
Denied Market Modification Petition of Armstrong Utilities, Inc., and Conditionally Granted Must Carry Petition of Western Pacific Broadcast, LLC.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

2/18/14
Media Bureau Mails Broadcast EEO Audit Letters.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/18/14
Order Denying KJLA, LLC Carriage Complaint.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

2/6/14
Pleading Cycle Established for Oppositions and Replies to the Petition for Reconsideration of the User Interfaces Order.  Oppositions Due: 2/18/14.  Replies to Oppositions Due: 2/25/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/5/14
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Petition Requesting Declaratory Ruling that the Rules of the Dutch Ridge Homeowners Association, Inc., Littleton, Colorado are Preempted by the Commission's Over-The-Air Reception Devices Rule.  MB Docket No. 14-40.  Comment Date: 3/7/14.  Reply Comment Date: 3/24/14.
Erratum: Acrobat
Public Notice: Acrobat
Attachment: Acrobat

1/28/14
Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Comment Deadlines for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Sports Blackout Rules.  Comment Date: 2/24/14.  Reply Comment Date: 3/25/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/22/14
Comment Deadlines Extended for IP Closed Captioning Video Clips.  Extended Comment Date: 2/3/14.  Extended Reply Comment Date: 3/5/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

1/15/14
Bureau Seeks Comment on TiVo's Petition for Clarification or Waiver.  Comment Date: 2/14/14.  Reply Comment Date: 2/28/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Headline Archives


For more information pertaining to the Policy Division, please call:  (202) 418-2120.

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