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Children's Educational Television (KidVid)

This page provides information about the Children’s Television Programming Report (FCC Form 398). The form identifies the programming that a commercial television station has aired to serve the educational and informational needs of children. Commercial TV stations are required to file this form on a quarterly basis. To the left are links that allow searches for particular stations or programming and detailed instructions on how to file Form 398 electronically.

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September 24, 2010:

To enhance the security and integrity of the KidVid database, we now require authentication with an FRN and password associated with the broadcast facility for each Form 398 filing. After you have completed Form 398, you will be prompted to enter this information. You must enter your FRN and password to complete the form. If you have forgotten your FRN password, please contact the CORES helpdesk at 877-480-3201.

February 23, 2010:

To improve performance, the FCC has moved the KidVid system to a new server. Please update your bookmarks/favorites. You must use the Change Server Tool to update a saved 398 form with the new server name at http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/kidvid/tools/KidVid_Server_Change.htm . You will also be automatically redirected to that page in two situations:

  • When you have used a link that contains the old server name when you try to start a new Form 398, the page tells you to use the updated link on the KidVid main page.
  • When you try to perform an operation on a saved Form 398 (such as “Update Local Data”) that goes to the old server, please follow the instructions in the Change Server Tool section of the page.
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