Where do all the Washington DC legal issues facing TV broadcasters stand in these early days of a new Administration? While we try on this Blog to write about many of those issues, we can’t always address everything that is happening. Every few months, my partner David O’Connor and I update a list of the legal and regulatory issues facing TV broadcasters. That list of issues is published by TVNewsCheck. The latest version, published today, is available on their website here. It provides a summary of the status of legal and regulatory issues ranging from the adoption of the ATSC 3.0 standard at one end of the alphabet to White Spaces and Wireless Microphones on the other – with summaries of the status of the FCC’s consideration of other issues including issues such as Ownership Rule Changes, Children’s Television, C-Band Earth Station repacking, DTS, EEO, Political Advertising, Sponsorship Identification and dozens of other topics, many with links to more detailed discussions here on the Blog.
This is an easy place to go to see where, as of last week when we finished writing the article, legal matters related to TV broadcasting stand. Of course, the status of these issues changes almost daily, so watch this Blog and other trade publications, and consult your own legal counsel, for the latest Washington news of interest to broadcasters and to you and your operations.