FCC Begins Implementing Rules On Foreign Government Leasing Agreements

The FCC announced on Tuesday that it has begun implementing rules requiring broadcasters to report when airwave time has been leased by foreign governments or representatives. Under the rule, new leasing agreements are immediately subject to the mandate, while existing ones have up to six months from the Federal Register publication date to comply with the rule, which was adopted last April.

FCC Seeks Disclosures For Foreign Programming

The FCC has voted unanimously to approve a notice of proposed rulemaking establishing disclosure requirements for TV and radio content sponsored by foreign governments. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai circulated the item last month, it was voted earlier this month and released Monday (Oct. 26).