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Demonstrations of Online Public Inspection File Interface.

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Released: July 27, 2012


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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DA 12-1210

Released: July 27, 2012


MONDAY, July 30, 2012 at 9:00 am; and TUESDAY, July 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm

MM Docket No. 00-168; MM Docket No. 00-44

On July 30 and 31, 2012, the FCC will conduct public online “screensharing” demonstrations of
the database it has developed to host the online public inspection file for television broadcast
stations. The FCC will demonstrate the interface to be used by television stations to file
documents required to be placed in the online database. The screensharing demonstration will be
available online only and will provide high resolution views of the application screens and cover
the material presented during the July 17, 2012 demonstration.
The database has been developed in connection with the FCC’s recent Order requiring television
broadcast stations to post their public inspection files online in a central, Commission-hosted
database.1 These rules go into effect August 2, 2012.2 The screensharing demonstration is part
of the commitment made by the Commission to test the online public file and educate the public
regarding its use. The demonstration will inform broadcasters and others of the design and
content of the online file, how stations will upload information to the file, how file sharing tools
like Dropbox and Box can be used for uploading, and other ways in which the FCC is working to
facilitate access to its public databases.
Persons interested in participating may do so by visiting
online-public-inspection-file-interface, prior to the Monday or Tuesday session, and clicking the
link for the appropriate session online and teleconference information. The online demonstration
will provide access to an Internet site for viewing; the audio portion of the demonstration will be
conducted by teleconference. Parties must join the call before the scheduled start time.
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Send an

1 See Standardized and Enhanced Disclosure Requirements for Television Broadcast Licensee Public
Interest Obligations
, Extension of the Filing Requirement for Children’s Television Programming Report
(FCC Form 398)
, Second Report and Order, MM Docket Nos. 00-168 and 00-44, FCC 12-44 (rel. April
27, 2012).
2 See Public Notice, Effective Date Announced for Online Publication of Broadcast Television Public
Inspection Files
, MM Docket Nos. 00-168 and 00-44, DA 12-1507, rel. July 3, 2012.

email to or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-
0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (TTY).
To the extent any participant submits information during the demonstration on which the
participant intends the Commission to rely in the online public file proceeding, such information
should be filed in the rulemaking docket in ECFS, as required under 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206.
For additional information, contact John Norton,, (202) 418-7037, or Kim
Matthews,, (202) 418-2154, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, or
Greg Elin,, (202) 418-2210, of the Office of the Managing Director. For
press inquiries, contact Tom Horan,, (202) 418-2486.

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