From NAB SmartBrief:  Broadcasters: Local Choice plan would have "devastating impacts" The 50 state broadcasting associations have written a letter to Senate commerce committee leaders outlining the "devastating impacts on broadcast localism and the nation's viewers" that would result from the committee's "Local Choice" plan. In related news, the pay-TV-backed American Television Alliance has launched an ad campaign in support of the proposal. The Hill (8/27), (8/27)
The FCC has set a deadline of September 23 for receipt of its Fiscal Year 2014 annual regulatory fees. Fees are owed on all authorizations held on October 1, 2013. While the FCC has adopted three significant revisions to its regulatory fee program, they will only apply next year and not this time: (1) fees will be waived for any entity with aggregate fees of less than $500; (2) the ...Read More
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From NAB SmartBrief:   HD Radio receivers won't be included in 2015 models for several General Motors brands, including Chevrolet's Traverse, Silverado and Impala and Buick's Enclave and Regal. "While HD Radio receivers remain in all Cadillac models, there will be some slowdown in adoption with other GM brands for a period of time," said iBiquity Digital's Joe D'Angelo. However, "soon, close to 40% of all new vehicles sold in America ...Read More
The FCC has announced revisions to update and conform its Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) rules to the current practices of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with which it shares authority for communications towers over 200 feet high or proximate to airport runways.   A Client Alert has been posted in the Legal section of this website.   From CommLawCenter New Post: At Long Last, FCC Updates Its Tower Rules Posted August ...Read More