Audio Description Requirements Extend to Nielsen Designated Market Areas 91 to 100

Date(s): Jan/01/2024

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Commercial television stations affiliated with one of the top four broadcast networks and assigned to the El Paso, Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg, Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City-Dubuque, Burlington-Plattsburgh, Baton Rouge, Jackson (Mississippi), Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Boise, South Bend-Elkhart, or Myrtle Beach-Florence Nielsen Designated Market Areas must comply with the FCC’s audio description (formerly video description) rules. Additionally, commercial television stations assigned to a DMA that was not ranked within the top 90 as of January 1, 2020 but was ranked within the top 90 DMAs as of January 1, 2023 (Chattanooga and Charleston, SC) must also come into compliance with the rules by January 1, 2024.


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