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
|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 |
FCC Extends Deadline for Comments and Replies to MVPD Definition NPRM. Extended Comment Filing Deadline: 3/3/15. Extended Reply Comment Filing Deadline: 3/18/15.
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For more information pertaining to the Policy Division, please call: (202) 418-2120.