One of the main items of interest to the broadcasters is the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, looking to determine if the FCC should amend the cap limiting one TV station owner to stations reaching no more than 39 percent of the national audience. The FCC asks a series of questions, including whether it has the power to change the cap, or if the power is exclusively that of Congress.
Also on the agency’s agenda is a proposal for the Modernization of Media Regulation, looking at whether the FCC should change some of the requirements on cable operators and other MVPDs for giving written notice to customers about changes in their operations. Additionally, the FCC is looking to adopt a new event code for its EAS system – a Blue Alert to notify the public of an imminent threat to law enforcement personnel. Read more here.