Tag Archives: TV

FCC Eliminates Broadcast Main Studio Rules, Related Staffing, and Program Origination Requirements; Controversial Order Passes Three-Two Along Party Lines

On Oct. 24, 2017, the FCC issued a Report and Order eliminating the Commission’s rule requiring each AM, FM, and television broadcast station to maintain a main studio located in or near its community of license (i.e. the Main Studio Rule). In the same Order, the FCC eliminated existing requirements that are associated with the … Continue Reading

Huge Fines on Analog TVs

By Mitchell Lazarus
703-812-0440
email

Readers of this blog know that full-power analog TV stations will go off the air for good on February 17, 2009, leaving only their digital counterparts.  Sadly, though, not everyone is so well-informed.  Come that Tuesday morning, a lot of people will turn on their trusty old TVs, ready to start the day with a little news or Gilligan's Island, and instead see . . . nothing.  With a little advance warning, those folks can either upgrade to digital TVs or attach a government-subsidized adapter to the old one.  But some people -- many of them ...… Continue Reading
LexBlog