By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 6-18-19
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has signaled the FCC will vote at its July 10 meeting on an item revamping its KidVid rules, providing broadcasters more flexibility in meeting their children’s educational and informational [E/I] programming requirements under the Children’s TV Act.
The FCC voted last June, along partisan lines, to approve a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would loosen or eliminate some of those KidVid rules. This would be a vote on an order to do that.
Those rules currently require broadcasters to provide three hours per week of long-form, regularly scheduled, generally non-preemptible (or not without making it up) educational and informational children’s programming on all their free programming channels, primary and multicast. » Read More