The FCC has cancelled its Dec. 18 open meeting; however, certain agenda items will remain in circulation for a vote by the five commissioners.
Among those items are three relevant to broadcasters:
- Program Carriage and Program Access: a Report and Order modifying program carriage rules and procedures and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on the practices of programmers and broadcasters;
- DTV Translators: a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a new digital television translator service for analog loss areas; and
- DTV Consumer Education Notice of Apparent Liability: an omnibus NAL against various companies for apparent violations of the commission’s DTV consumer education requirements.