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Policy Division, Media Bureau

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

Division Issues
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


Order Denying Bellizzi's Petition for Reconsideration.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

FCC Announces Broadcast Info Sessions for FL, Northeast, TX, Midwest.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Dismisses Third DTV Periodic Petitions As Moot.
Order: Word | Acrobat

DBS Market Modification NPRM Comment Deadlines Set.   Comment Date: 5/13/15.  Reply Comment Date: 5/28/15.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Denial of NAB/PK Motion in Effective Competition Proceeding.
Order: Word | Acrobat

DSTAC Meeting Scheduled for April 21.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Announces Effective Competition NPRM Comment Deadlines.  Comment Date: 4/9/15.  Reply Comment Date: 4/20/15.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Seeks Comment on ACA's Emergency Info Waiver Request.  Comment Date: 4/2/15.  Reply Comment Date: 4/9/15.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for March 24, 2015.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

FCC Seeks Comment on Adopting Presumption of Effective Competition.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Waiver Petition re Sponsorship ID Rules.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

FCC Issues Further Notice Proposing to Extend HD Carriage Exemption.
FNPRM: Word | Acrobat

Reply Comment Deadline in MVPD NPRM Extended to April 1.
Order: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Announces Effective Date of STELAR Rules.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Grants ESPN's Petition for Video Description Exemption.
Order and Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Commission Seeks Comment on EchoStar's Waiver.  Comment Date: 3/12/15.  Reply Comment Date: 3/19/15.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Order Denying Gray's Petition for Waiver.
Order: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Funai's Analog Tuner Waiver Request.  Comment Date: 3/10/15.  Reply Comment Date: 3/17/15.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Comment Dates Announced for Online Public File Expansion NPRM.  NPRM Comment Date: 3/16/15.  NPRM Reply Comment Date: 4/14/15.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Effective Date for User Interfaces Rules Requiring OMB Approval.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

FCC Adopts Order Implementing Sections 101, 103 and 105 of STELAR.
Order: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Commences Random EEO Audits for 2015.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

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.
Order: Word | Acrobat

Freedom of Information Act for Request for Cable Television Price Survey Data.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Attachment: Acrobat

Canal Partners Media's Petition for Declaratory Ruling.  Comment Date: 3/2/15.  Reply Comment Date: 3/17/15.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Commission Denies Tennis Channel Petition for Further Proceedings.
Order: Word | Acrobat

FCC Upholds Grant of Christopher Falletti Application.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Pai Statement: Word | Acrobat

Comment Dates Set for MVPD NPRM.  Comment Date: 2/17/15.  Reply Comment Date: 3/2/15.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Nonbroadcast Network Rankings for Video Description Requirements.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Media Bureau Grants Bloomberg's News Neighborhood Waiver Request.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

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For more information pertaining to the Policy Division, please call:  (202) 418-2120.


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