As we reported back in October, the Commission has proposed to end the requirement that all digital television, LPTV, and TV translator stations file annual ancillary/supplementary services reports. Plus, it instead requires only stations which actually offer such ancillary/supplementary services to file the forms and report on any revenues received. While this proposal has been almost universally welcomed, the FCC still must seek comment before it changes its rules.

So, right before everyone sings Auld Lang Syne to kick off 2018, all comments on this matter are due to the FCC by Dec. 29. Reply comments will be due on January 16, 2018.

If you have questions on how to file a comment or how this might impact you, reach out to us.