) PUBLIC NOTICE
Federal Communications Commission Media kiformatlon 2021418-0500
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Released: March 28, 2011
Media Bureau Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of
Amendment of the Commission's Rules Related to Retransmission Consent
Published in Federal Register March 28, 2011
NPRM Comment Date: May 27, 2011
NPRM Reply Comment Date: June 27, 2011
On March 3, 2011, the Commission adopted and released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in
the Matter of Amendment of the Commission's Rules Related to Retransmission Consent.' In the
Retransmission Consent NPRM, the Commission seeks comment on a series of proposals to streamline
and clarify its rules concerning or affecting retransmission consent negotiations. The Commission set
deadlines for filing comments and reply comments at 60 and 90 days, respectively, after publication of the
Retransmission Consent NPRMt in the Federal Register.2
By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau announces that the Retransmission Consent NPRM is
being published in the Federal Register on March 28, 2011.' Comments must be submitted no later than
May 27, 2011. Reply Comments must be submitted no later than June 27, 2011. Commenters should
follow the filing instructions provided in paragraph 51 of the Retransmission Consent NPRM.4 The
Retransmission Consent NPRM is also available on the Commission's website.s
For additional information on this proceeding, contact Diana Sokolow, Diana.Sokolow@fcc.gov
of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418-2120. Press inquiries should be directed to Janice Wise,
(202) 418-8165. TTY: (202) 418-7172 or (888) 835-5322.
' MB Docket No. 10-71, Notice of Proposed Rule Making, FCC 11-31 (rel. Mar. 3, 2011) ("Retransmission Consent
2 See Retransmission Consent NPRM at 1.
3 Amendment of the Commission 's Rules Related to Retransmission Consent, 76 Fed. Reg. 17071 (Mar. 28, 2011).
SRetransmission Consent NPRM at 27-28, 51.
See http://www.fcc.gov/)aily Releases/Daily Business/201 1/db0303/FCC-I 1-31A1.doc (Word),
http://www.ficc.gov/Daily Releases/Daily Business/201 l/db0303/FCC-11-31 A l.pdf (Acrobat).
United States. Federal Communications Commission. FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28-April 08, 2011. Washington D.C.. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc52169/. Accessed September 18, 2014.