FCC lets contest rules live online

Sep 17, 2015 7:31 pm
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John Eggerton in Broadcasting and Cable reports that the Federal Communications Commission unanimously decided to let radio and TV outlets post contest information online if they choose, rather than having to read sometimes-lengthy text with fast-talking announcing on-air. The change was announced at the FCC's Sept. 17 meeting, and broadcasters still must provide timely and accurate information about contests, periodically announcing a web address on-air for more information, and creating a tab or link on the home page to any contest information. The FCC has long regulated broadcast contests to eliminate consumer fraud. "We are moving old concepts to new realities," said FCC chairman Tom Wheeler. Read the full story in Broadcasting and Cable.
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