FCC Meets Today


FCC2014It’s unusual for the commission to hold its monthly open meeting on a Friday, but that’s what happening today; foreign media ownership and the Emergency Alert System are some of the items up for a vote.

The commission plans to vote on opening a rulemaking and seeking comment on a foreign media ownership item that NITA is seeking input on as well.

CBS, Univision and NAB have asked the commission to make sure any changes don’t inadvertently affect the disclosure obligations of broadcast licensees because the agency has a separate rulemaking in play to streamline review procedures for foreign station ownership and investment.

The commission will vote on whether to seek comment on the EAS. The agency will consider a Report and Order to add new event codes covering extreme wind and storm surges caused by Category 3 and higher hurricanes.