The biennial filing deadline for licensees and other entities required to file the FCC Form 323 has been extended to December 2, 2015. Filers must complete electronic filing of their 2015 biennial Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations by December 2, 2015 to comply with the filing due date. The report must reflect information current as of October 1, 2015. Filers are encouraged to monitor this website for further updates regarding the FCC Form 323.

For commercial ownership report inquiries, please send a detailed e-mail to Form323@fcc.gov.  Before filing, please review the Most Common Form 323 Filing Errors page for information on common errors and tips on how to avoid them.  Please also visit the Form 323 Frequently Asked Questions for answers to frequent filing questions and guidance on how to copy from a previously-filed biennial Form 323.

Form 323 - CDBS Electronic Filing System

Electronic filing via CDBS is required for all Form 323 filings.  Detailed CDBS Instructions for accessing, completing, and submitting your Form 323 in CDBS are available.

Form 323 - Frequently Asked Questions

The Form 323 Frequently Asked Questions will be updated continually throughout the biennial filing period.  If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please submit to  Form323@fcc.gov.

Broadcast and Newspaper Interests Spreadsheets

In order to assist filers who have large amounts of data to enter into Question 3(c) of the revised Form 323, the Commission will accept data submitted on a pre-formatted spreadsheet usable on most commonly available spreadsheet programs (such as Microsoft Excel).  Copies of the templates and instructions for how to use the templates are located here:

Form 323 Spreadsheet Instructions (HTML).

Spreadsheet Templates:  (right-click and save the file)

Form 323 Ownership Data Files

Complete raw data from the Commission’s broadcast ownership filings, both current and historical, are available for download via the Media Bureau’s CDBS Database Public Files, and the CDBS data files generally are updated on a daily basis to account for new and amended filings.

Links to Relevant Orders and Public Notices:

Public Notices

  • Public Notice, Media Bureau Announces Opening of Filing Window for 2015 Biennial Ownership Reports, DA 15-1100, released September 30, 2015:
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  • Public Notice, Media Bureau to Host Biennial Form 323 Information Session on September 22, DA 15-1025, released September 15, 2015:
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  • Public Notice, Further Details Concerning September 9, 2015, Form 323 Data Workshop, DA 15-966, released August 26, 2015:
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  • Public Notice, Media Bureau Announces Biennial Form 323 Information Session, DA 15-938, released August 20, 2015:
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  • Public Notice, Announcing Comment Deadlines for Further Notice on New FRN, DA 15-268, released February 27, 2015:
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  • Public Notice, Biennial Form 323 Must Be Filed By 7 P.M. on December 20, 2013, DA 13-2347, released December 9, 2013:
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  • Public Notice, Media Bureau Announces Opening of Filing Window for 2013 Biennial Ownership Reports, Form 323, DA 13-1999, released September 27, 2013:
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  • Public Notice, Announcing Form 323 Proceeding Comment Deadlines, DA 13-56, released January 15, 2013:
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  • Public Notice, Seeking Comment on Broadcast Ownership Report, DA 12-1946, released December 3, 2012:
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  • Public Notice, 2011 Biennial Form 323 Filing Window Opens Oct. 1, 2011, DA 11-1621, released September 30, 2011:
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  • Public Notice, Media Bureau Announces Availability of 2009 Biennial Ownership Data Set for Commercial Broadcast Licensees, DA 11-334, released February 23, 2011:
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  • Public Notice, Media Bureau Clarifies 2009 Biennial Filing Requirements for Ownership Report (Form 323), DA 10-1108, released June 23, 2010:
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  • Public Notice, Media Bureau Announces Revised Form 323 Will be Available Online on April 9, 2010, and Sets New Filing Deadline of July 8, 2010, DA 10-613, released April 8, 2010:
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  • Public Notice, Media Bureau Announces Online Availability of Revised Biennial Form 323, An Instructional Workshop on the Revised Form, and the Possibility of Obtaining a Special Use FRN For The Form, DA 09-2539, released December 4, 2009:
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  • Public Notice, The Media Bureau Extends Filing Deadline for Commercial Broadcast Ownership Report, FCC Form 323.  Deadline: 1/11/10, DA 09-2457, released November 23, 2009:
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  • Public Notice, The Media Bureau Sets Filing Deadline for Commercial Broadcast Ownership Report, FCC Form 323.  Deadline: 12/15/09, DA 09-2275, released October 30, 2009:
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  • Public Notice, Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Comment Dates for the Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Diversification of Ownership Proceeding, DA 09-1195, released May 29, 2009:
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Orders

  • Order, Media Bureau Extends 2015 Biennial Filing Deadline, DA 15-890, released August 6, 2015:
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  • FNPRM, 2nd & 7th Further Notices of Proposed Rulemaking on New FRN for Broadcast Ownership Reports, FCC 15-19, released February 12, 2015:
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  • Order, Seeking Comment on 2014 323 Report and Extending Comment and Reply Deadlines in 2014 Quadrennial Review Proceeding, DA 14-926, released June 27, 2014:
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  • Report on Ownership of Commercial Broadcast Stations, DA 14-924, released June 27, 2014:
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  • Order, Media Bureau Extends 2013 Filing Deadline to December 20, DA 13-2202, released November 15, 2013:
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  • Order, Media Bureau Extends 2013 Filing Deadline, DA 13-1710, released August 6, 2013:
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  • FNPRM, 6th Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Improving Form 323 Data Collection Processes, FCC 12-166, released January 3, 2013:
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  • Report on Ownership of Commercial Broadcast Stations, DA 12-1667, released November 14, 2012:
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    Form 323 Data: Zip File (4 MB)
  • Order, Media Bureau Extends 2011 Filing Deadline, DA 11-1445, released August 23, 2011:
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  • Order, Media Bureau Suspends Requirement That Form 323 Be Filed By 1/11/10, DA 09-2618, released December 23, 2009:
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  • MO&O/NPRM, Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcasting Services, et al, FCC 09-92, released October 16, 2009:
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  • Order, Promoting Diversification in the Broadcasting Services, et al, DA 09-2165, released October 2, 2009:
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  • Order, Promoting Diversification in the Broadcasting Services, et al, DA 09-1221, released May 29, 2009:
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  • R&O/FNPRM, Promoting Diversification in the Broadcasting Services, et al, FCC 09-33, released May 5, 2009:
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  • R&O/FNPRM, FCC Adopts Rules to Promote Diversification of Broadcast Ownership, FCC 07-217, released March 5, 2008:
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News Release

  • News Release, FCC Takes Steps to Improve Its Collection of Data on Minority and Female Broadcast Ownership, released April 8, 2009:
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015