YouTube Under Federal Investigation

The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into YouTube for allegedly violating children’s privacy, according to four people familiar with the matter, in a probe that threatens the company with a potential fine and already has prompted the tech giant to reevaluate some of its business practices.

STATION ADVISORY

Does FCC Use Public Files To Spot Violations?

In a Notice of Apparent Liability released yesterday, the FCC proposed to fine a TV station $20,000 for being late in the filing of four years of Quarterly Children’s Television Programming Reports. While the penalty is consistent with the size of penalties that the FCC has been imposing for similar violations in recent years, the means by which the FCC apparently discovered the violation is what perhaps makes this case most interesting.

NBC, Sprout Team For Six New Kids Shows

Series feature both animated and live-action segments, all designed to focus on developmental needs and healthy lifestyles.