FCC to Consider Children’s TV Rules Changes

The FCC released a fact sheet on its proposed NPRM to revise the Children’s Television rules.  The changes, if adopted, would reduce the burden on TV stations. Specifically, the proposal recommends filing Children’s TV reports annually rather than quarterly, eliminates the requirement that stations increase the amount of children’s educational programming by an additional three hours per week for each multicast stream aired, and allows stations to air all of their children’s educational programming on multicast channels (rather than on the primary) without regard to whether those multicast streams are carried by MVPDs.

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