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Video Division, Media Bureau

The Video Division licenses commercial and noncommercial educational TV, Low Power TV, Class A TV, TV Translators and TV Booster broadcast services. The Division provides legal and technical analysis of applications and recommends appropriate disposition of applications, requests for waivers and other pleadings.

Video Division (202) 418-1600
Division Chief Barbara Kreisman
Deputy Division Chief Hossein Hashemzadeh
Deputy Division Chief David Brown
Associate Division Chief Kevin Harding
Associate Division Chief/Special Counsel Dorann Bunkin
Associate Division Chief Pamela Gallant

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Internet Queries

Our popular internet queries may be used to retrieve information about television and radio broadcast stations.

Requested Information

  • How to Apply for a Broadcast Station  General information about the process.
  • License Renewal Applications for TV Broadcast Stations  All television broadcast station licenses will expire between 2012 and 2015.  Licensees must file a license renewal application (FCC Form 303-S) and the Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Program Statement (FCC Form 396) four months before the expiration date of the stations license.  This page provides information about the license renewal process for radio broadcast stations.
  • Children's Television  What is required under the Children's Television Act?
  • Broadcast of Obscene and/or Indecent Material  This page provides an overview of FCC regulations.
  • The Public and Broadcasting provides a brief, non-technical overview of the FCC's regulation of radio and television, including Public Inspection File requirements.  (Revised July 2008)
  • MB Tower Siting Information Guide was created at the request of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation regarding the inclusion of broadcast facilities in the March 16, 2001 nationwide Programmatic Agreement on Collocation of communications antennae.  It is also intended to help State Historic Preservation Officers as well as Tribal Historic Preservation Officers understand broadcast facilities.
  • Religious Broadcasting The FCC will not prohibit religious organizations' ownership of broadcast stations.  A petition (RM-2493, from Madilyn Murray O'Hare) which had requested that the FCC make changes was denied in 1975 (54 FCC 2d 941).  Excerpts from that proceeding are located here.

Electronic Filing


Media Bureau Approves LIN Media and Media General Transaction.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

Commission Seeks Comment on Issues Related to Digital LPTV Stations.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat

Commission Suspends Expiration Dates for LPTV Stations.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

MB Announces 1st Phase of LMS for Full Power TV stations.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Announces Filing of Alternative PSIP Proposal, KVNV(TV).  Comment Date: 10/14/14.  Reply Comment Date: 10/29/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Deadline Extended for Comment on Mediacom Rulemaking Petition.  Extended Comments Deadline: 9/29/14.  Extended Reply Comments Deadline: 10/14/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

WWOR-TV, Secaucus, NJ et al.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Approves Allbritton Communications Co. to Sinclair Television Group, Inc.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Acrobat
William Lake Statement: Word | Acrobat

Freeze on Filing of Applications for Digital Replacement Translator.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Comment and Reply Deadlines for 2014 Broadcast Ownership Review.  FNPRM Comment Date: 7/7/14.  FNPRM Reply Comment Date: 8/4/14.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Report on Average Rates for Cable Programming Service and Equipment.
Report: Word | Acrobat

Applications Proposing Sharing Arrangements and Contingent Interests.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Pai statement: Word | Acrobat
O'Rielly Statement: Word | Acrobat
Bureau Chief Statement: Word | Acrobat

Commission Adopts Order on Reconsideration Regarding The Tribune Company.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

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

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