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."

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks Before the 2018 Radio Show

Thank you for the opportunity to join your esteemed industry in Orlando (FL) to discuss radio policy issues. As we head into our next Quadrennial Review, more work remains, which I would like to spend my time discussing with you today:

Children's advocacy groups to FCC: proposed deregulation of children's TV rules could spell the end of children's programming on broadcast TV

The Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, and the Benton Foundation told the Federal Communications Commission that if the agency proceeds with its proposed deregulation of children's TV rules, it could spell the

The NFL’s Other Problem: Fake Fans Lobbying for the Blackout

“I write as a football fan,” read the letter to the Federal Communications Commission, “to strongly urge you to maintain the FCC’s current broadcast rules.” There may have been thousands of bogus, identically worded letters generated on the Nation

FCC Won't Pull Licenses From Hurricane-Affected 'Dark' Stations

The Federal Communications Commission says it won't cancel the licenses of TV and radio stations in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands that have not been able to get back on the air after the devastation of hurricane's Irma and Maria.

President Trump again calls for reexamining NBC’s TV license, despite the fact it doesn’t have one

President Donald Trump suggested that NBC's television license should be “look[ed] at” in a tweet that called the network “FAKE NEWS.” But the Federal Communications Commission does not issue TV licenses to TV networks and cannot legally revoke an

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Broadcasting Board of Governors

Date: 
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:30

The Broadcasting Board of Governors will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its June 6, 2018 meeting and a resolution honoring the 55th anniversary of Voice of America’s English to Africa Service. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG.



Sinclair Broadcast Group files countersuit against Tribune Media over failed merger

Sinclair Broadcast Group filed a countersuit in an escalating legal battle with Tribune Media, after the two companies' proposed merger fell apart this month under federal scrutiny.

Reps Pallone and Doyle to FCC: Do Not Terminate Sinclair Review

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

Broadcasting Board of Governors Rebrands for Digital Age

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has updated its brand.