A “Conan” promo spot that simulated the sounds of the Emergency Alert System looks like it will cost TBS $25,000.
The FCC won’t sanction broadcast outlets that aired an f-word blurted out by Red Sox star David Ortiz on Saturday. Here’s why …
The Supreme Court unanimously threw out fines and sanctions Thursday against broadcasters who violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on broadcast television.
In colorful give and take, the Supreme Court debated whether policing curse words and nudity on broadcast television makes sense in the cable era, one justice suggesting the policy is fast becoming moot as broadcast TV heads the way of “vinyl records and 8-track tapes.”
A court decision concerning an “indecency” case brought against “NYPD Blue” illustrates the problems that arise whenever the Federal Communications Commission tries to enforce its rules governing what’s acceptable or unacceptable to show on broadcast television. The fines the FCC tries to impose are almost always overturned on appeal, as in this case, where a […]
BY: Joelle Tessler WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word to be uttered on live television. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York threw out […]
BY: Larry Neumeister NEW YORK – A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television, concluding that the rule was unconstitutionally vague and had a chilling effect on broadcasters. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]
‘Family Guy‘ aired its 150th episode on Sunday, but instead of celebrating, the show is under fire once again by a family oriented watchdog group. The Parents Television Council claims the hit FOX sitcom was intentionally trying to needle the FCC when they released ‘Brian and Stewie,’ in which one character eats the others (oh […]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, despite legislation to push back last night’s deadline for the national switch from analog to digital TV, 400 stations around the country are refusing to comply with The FCC’s recommendation that the hand-off be delayed until June 12th. That means millions of viewers will not be getting their morning news […]