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Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA)

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

12/10/10
Media Bureau Announces Comment Deadlines for Report on In-State Broadcast Programming. Comments Due: 1/24/11.  Reply Comments Due: 2/22/11.
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11/23/10
FCC Takes Four Actions to Implement Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA).
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Significantly Viewed Report and Order: Word | Acrobat
Signal Prediction R&O & FNPRM: Word | Acrobat
Measurement Report and Order: Word | Acrobat
In-State Broadcasting Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/28/10
Commission Seeks Comment on Proposed Rules to Implement the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010.
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7/28/10
Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Comment Dates for STELA-Significantly Viewed Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.  Comments Due: 8/17/10.  Reply Comments Due: 8/27/10.
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7/23/10
Commission Proposes Changes to the Satellite Television Significantly Viewed Rules to Implement Section 203 of STELA.
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6/30/10
Commission Seeks Comment on Application by Dish Network for Certification as a Qualified Carrier Pursuant to the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010.
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Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act (SHVERA)

1/16/08
Extensions of Waivers of Digital Testing Originally Granted 7/13/07 Pursuant to the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

7/13/07
Waiver of Digital Testing Pursuant to the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004.
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10/31/06
Media Bureau Acts on Requests to Extend Digital Testing Waivers Pursuant to the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004.
Order: Word | Acrobat
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12/9/05
Report to Congress on the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004.
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Comments (Appendix E): Part 1 - 13MB | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Tests of ATSC 8-VSB Reception Performance (Lab Report only) (1/11/06): Word | Acrobat

11/17/05
TV Station Requests for Waiver of Digital Testing Pursuant to the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 to Be Filed by November 30, 2005 or February 15, 2007.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/3/05
FCC Implements SHVERA Significantly Viewed Provision.
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R&O: Word | Acrobat
Appendix C - Significantly Viewed List as of 11/2/05: Word | Acrobat

9/9/05
Report to Congress on Retransmission Consent and Exclusivity Rules Pursuant to Section 208 of SHVERA.
Report: Word | Acrobat

8/23/05
FCC Implements Satellite Carriage of HDTV and Multicast Programming in Alaska and Hawaii.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
R&O: Word | Acrobat

6/7/05
FCC Extends Good Faith Bargaining Obligations to Cable and Satellite Providers.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/3/05
Technical Standards for Determining Eligibility for Satellite-Delivered Distant Digital Signals.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
NOI: Word | Acrobat

5/2/05
Implementation of the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 ("SHVERA"), Noncontiguous States.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat

3/30/05
Commission Implements the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 ("SHVERA"), Procedural Rules.
Order: Word | Acrobat

2/7/05
Commission Takes Steps Toward Implementation of SHVERA (Significantly Viewed NPRM).
News Release: Word | Acrobat
NPRM: Word | Acrobat

1/25/05
Commission Seeks Comment for Inquiry Required by the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act on Rules Affecting Competition in the Television Marketplace.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act ("SHVERA").
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4/4/02
Media Bureau Declaratory Ruling re EchoStar's "Two Dish" Broadcast Television Signal Carriage Policies.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

9/5/01
Implementation of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999:  Broadcast Signal Carriage Issues Order on Reconsideration, CS Docket No. 00-96.
Order: Word | Acrobat

Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act (SHVIA)

1/18/08
Application for Review of Media Bureau Declaratory Ruling re EchoStar's "Two Dish" Broadcast Television Signal Carriage Policies and Related Carriage Complaints.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

8/24/07
Media Bureau Reconsideration of Declaratory Ruling re EchoStar's "Two Dish" Broadcast Television Signal Carriage Policies.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

1/29/07
Media Bureau Reconsideration of Carriage Complaints Related to EchoStar's "Two Dish" Broadcast Television Signal Carriage Policies.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

4/4/02
Media Bureau Declaratory Ruling re EchoStar's "Two Dish" Broadcast Television Signal Carriage Policies.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

11/29/00
Commission Implements Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act Provisions Concerning Broadcast Signal Carriage Issues and Retransmission Consent Issues for Satellite Carriers.
R&O: Word | Text

11/29/00
Technical Standards for Determining Eligibility For Satellite-Delivered Network Signals Pursuant to the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act.
Report: Word | Text

11/2/00
Commission Implements Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act Sports Blackout and Program Exclusivity Rule Provisions for Satellite Carriers.
News Release: Word | Text
R&O: Word | Text

6/8/00
FCC Seeks Comment on Rules for Satellite Carriage of Broadcast Signals.
News Release: Word | Text
NPRM: Word | Text

5/26/00
FCC Implements Three More SHVIA Requirements.
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R&O: Word | Text
NOI: Word | Text

3/16/00
FCC Adopts Rules for Retransmission Consent Nine Months Ahead of Deadline.
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R&O: Word | Text

1/27/00
Order Regarding Enforcement Procedures for Retransmission Consent Complaints Pursuant to SHVIA.
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Order: Word | Text

1/20/00
Computer Model Predicting Signal Intensity to Determine Unserved Households.
News Release: Word | Text
NPRM: Word | Text

1/7/00
Network Nonduplication, Syndicated Program Exclusivity and Sports Blackout Rules to Be Applied to Satellite Carriers.
News Release: Word | Text
NPRM: Word | Text

12/22/99
FCC Begins Implementation of Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act.
News Release: Word | Text
NPRM: Word | Text

10/7/99
Commission Reaffirms Satellite Home Viewer Act Order.
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Order: WordPerfect | Text

2/1/99
Adjustments to Methods of Measuring and Predicting Television Signal Intensity of Grade B to Better Identify “Unserved Households."
News Release and Statements: Html
R&O: WordPerfect | Text

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