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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
Assistant Division Chief Brendan Murray
Assistant Division Chief Maria Mullarkey

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

9/2/14
Policy Division Dismisses Sunlight Foundation et al Complaints.
Letter: Word | Acrobat

8/7/14
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Expanding Online Public File Obligations.  Comments Due: 8/28/14.  Reply Comments Due: 9/8/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/6/14
Notice of Effective Date of Captioning Rules for IP-Delivered Clips.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/6/14
Media Bureau Grants in Part Pine T.V.'s Market Modification Petition.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

7/24/14
Media Bureau Reminds MVPDs That They Must File Form 396-C With the Commission by September 30, 2014.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/16/14
Commission Review Of DSNP V. Armstrong Arbitration.
Order: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat
O'Rielly Statement: Word | Acrobat

7/14/14
FCC Requires Closed Captioning of IP-Delivered Video Clips.
Order: Word | Acrobat
News Release (7/11/14): Word | Acrobat
Wheeler Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Rosenworcel Statement: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat
O'Reilly Statement: Word | Acrobat

7/14/14
Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Petition for Blanket Extension or Waiver.  Comment Date: 8/14/14.  Reply Comment Date: 8/29/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/7/14
FCC Issues $2.25 Million Forfeiture Against TV Max
Order: Word | Acrobat

6/4/14
FCC Adopts Minor Technical Changes To Calm Act Rules.
R&O: Word | Acrobat

5/29/14
Order Denying Mandatory Carriage Complaint, KGCT-CD Nowata, Oklahoma.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

5/15/14
Comment Sought on Black Television News Channel Waiver Request.  Comment Date: 6/16/14.  Reply Comment Date: 7/1/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/6/14
Order Denying Market Modification Petition of Tobacco Valley Communications, Inc.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

4/22/14
Comment Cycle Extended For Exclusivity FNPRM.  Extended Comment Date: 6/26/14.  Extended Reply Comment Date: 7/24/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/22/14
Accessible Emergency Information - Effective Date of Rules Requiring OMB Approval.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

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

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