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Released: April 16, 2014


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DA 14-505
Released: April 16, 2014

Comment Deadlines Set for Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

on Network Non-Duplication and Syndicated Exclusivity Rules

MB Docket No. 10-71

Comment Deadline: May 12, 2014
Reply Comment Deadline: June 9, 2014

On March 31, 2014, the Commission released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
(“FNPRM”) in MB Docket No. 10-71 seeking comment on whether to eliminate or modify the network
non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rules.1 The Commission set deadlines for filing comments
and reply comments at 30 and 60 days, respectively, after publication of the FNPRM in the Federal
Register. A summary of the FNPRM was published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2014.2 Thus,
comments must be submitted no later than May 12, 2014. Reply comments must be submitted no later
than June 9, 2014. Commenters should follow the filing instructions provided in paragraph 79 of the
FNPRM.3 The FNPRM is also available on the Commission’s website.4
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact Kathy Berthot, Policy Division, Media
Bureau, 202-418-7454.

1 Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Related to Retransmission Consent, MB Docket No. 10-71, Report and Order
and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 14-29 (rel. Mar. 31, 2014) (“Exclusivity FNPRM”).
2 Network Non-Duplication and Syndicated Exclusivity Rules, 79 Fed. Reg. 19849 (Apr. 10, 2014). See
3 See Exclusivity FNPRM at ¶ 79.
4 See (Word), (Acrobat).

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