As we’ve written before, the FCC every year aims to randomly audit 5% of all broadcast stations and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to assure their compliance with the Commission’s EEO rules. Every few months, the FCC releases a list of the lucky regulatees who have to respond to the audit. Today, the Commission issued another one of these audit lists – this time for MVPDs, principally cable systems. No broadcasters are on the list – this time. The cable systems and other MVPDs who are subject to the audit are listed on the attachment to the FCC’s Public Notice released today, here.
Broadcasters may not have been subject to this round of audits, but the audits will roll around again, and broadcasters will be subject the audit when the next one is conducted. Thus, broadcasters should review their practices to ensure that they are in compliance with the requirements of the Commission’s rules. Our Advisory setting out those requirements can be found here.