Reminder: TV Shared Services Agreements Must Be on File with FCC

The FCC reaffirmed its requirement for commercial TV stations to disclose their Shared Services Agreements (SSAs) by uploading them to the online public inspection files. This requirement took effect on March 23, 2018. Each commercial TV station that is a party to an SSA executed before the March 23 effective date was required to place a copy of the SSA in its public file within 180 days. The deadline for those stations (September 19) has just passed.

SSAs executed after the March 23, 2018 effective date must be placed in stations’ online public files in a timely fashion. Stations must upload SSAs to a folder designated “Shared Service Agreements” on their station profile webpages. Further information can be found in the FCC’s public notice.

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