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Television

The Television Branch of the Video Services Division licenses and regulates both commercial and noncommercial broadcast UHF and VHF television stations.  Licensing and regulation of these facilities is prescribed by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, which sets up certain basic requirements.  In general, the staff of the Television Branch reviews applications for construction permit, license renewal and assignment of license or transfer of control of the licensee of a television station.  Applicants must satisfy the Commission that they are legally, technically and financially qualified and that operation of the proposed station would be in the public interest.

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For more information pertaining to the Video Division, please call:  (202) 418-1600.

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