Broadcasting

Free, over-the-air television and radio; community-based, low-power FM radio stations; public radio and television; and the obligations of licensees to serve the public interest. A key principle of federal communications law is that in exchange for free use of the public airwaves broadcasters agree to take actions to benefit the public. These principles are enshrined in the Radio Act of 1927 and the Communications Act of 1934 in the mandate that "broadcasting serve the public interest, convenience and necessity."

Chairman Pai Statement On The Close Of The FM Translator Filing Window For AM Radio Stations

I am pleased to announce another significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to revitalize AM radio. Yesterday, the first filing window for AM broadcasters to obtain new FM translator stations closed.

Sinclair CEO: Fewer Local TV News Teams Would Strengthen Output

If Sinclair Broadcast Group has its way, the local broadcast industry would boil down to two, maybe three, station groups, with one or two of them churning out local content in each market.

Transmitter Identification Requirements for Video Uplink Transmissions

In this Order, we provide relief to many small businesses offering satellite news and video services from the unanticipated replacement costs associated with compliance with the Digital Video Broadcasting–Carrier Identification (DVB CID) standard.

Sinclair Broadcasting – and 2 Maine TV stations – under fire for pro-Trump segments

Marc McCutcheon of South Portland was watching WGME’s evening newscast as he has for half a century when something came on that shocked him.

Reps Price, Huffman Introduce Local and Independent Television Protection Act

New legislation introduced by Reps David Price (D-NC) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) would protect local television markets across the country from corporate consolidation by permanently ending the so-called “UHF discount,” an obsolete Federal Communica

America’s Competitive TV and Internet Markets

In 1992, 98 percent of American homes relied on cable to watch subscription TV. There were no satellite TV options or telco-provided TV options.

Bill Introduced to Boost TV Station Repack Fund

Sen Jerry Moran (R-KS) joined by a bipartisan quintet of fellow senators have introduced a bill to provide additional funds if the $1.75 post-incentive auction TV station repack fund is not sufficient.

Inside Sinclair: CEO Nixes Fox News Rival Rumors, Talks Tribune & Big Ambition for Broadcast Biz

Of the many challenges Fox News Channel is facing amid a turbulent year, there’s one threat Rupert Murdoch can cross off the list: Sinclair Broadcast Group has no plans to launch a rival conservative-friendly TV network.

Net Neutrality Headlines FCC Oversight and Reauthorization Hearing

The House Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing on July 25, 2017.

FCC Announces It Is Ready to Pay Reverse Auction Winning Bids

The Federal Communications Commission's Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus identify each station subject to a winning reverse auction bid in the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction for wh