Remarks of FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Before the Communications Group of Garvey Schubert & Barer
[Speech] I thought I would begin my remarks by highlighting one issue area I believe is long overdue for an update: Kid Vid.
My premise was straightforward: the media landscape has changed significantly since 1990 when the Children’s Television Act became law and 1996 when the Commission imposed a series of Kid Vid obligations on broadcasters. Today, cable providers, subscription services, and over-the-top platforms all offer a plethora of children’s programming in direct competition with television broadcasters. The fundamental question that is central to this debate is: can we breathe some flexibility into our rules to make them more dynamic and responsive to the needs of kids?
Remarks of FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Before the Communications Group of Garvey Schubert & Barer O'Rielly: The Kids Rules Aren't Alright