Immediate Attention Required
As we have previously advised, on March 3, the FCC released a Report and Order outlining new requirements for the education of consumers regarding the February 17, 2009 transition to digital television service. At the time the FCC released the Report and Order, the new requirements, and the form that the FCC adopted for full-power television stations to report on their compliance with those requirements, remained subject to review and approval by the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”). This afternoon, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing that it had received the necessary approvals from the OMB and that the new rules and reporting requirements will become effective on Monday, March 31, 2008.
A PDF version of this entire article can be found at DTV Consumer Education and Reporting Requirements Effective Monday, March 31, 2008.