Most Popular Articles
FCC Extends Sat Radio Deadline for Third-party Access
Washington - Nov 28, 2008 - In a public notice, the FCC has granted on its own motion an extension until Feb. 27, 2009, of the deadline for Sirius and XM to implement their voluntary commitment to enter into long-term leases or other agreements to provide a qualified entity or entities rights to four percent of the full-time audio channels on the satellite radio providers' services.
On Aug. 5, 2008, the Commission released a memorandum opinion and order and report and order conditionally approving the merger of the two services based on the fulfillment of several voluntary commitments. One of these commitments was to provide third-party access within four months of the consummation of the merger. The merger was consummated on July 28, 2008. The four-month implementation deadline was Nov. 28, 2008.
As the merger idea was discussed, several commenters raised concerns about the mechanics of the channel lease administration and allocation, and the commission committed to determine the implementation details for use of the leased channels at a later date. The FCC cites the complexities of the commitment necessitating the extended deadline while it is determined how to accommodate the condition.
MB Docket No. 07-57
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the March Issue
- The "And More" of Automation
- FCC Enforcement Items to Watch
- Testing AM Antennas
- New Products
- Field Report: Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1
- New Products at the 2014 NAB Show
- Side by Side: IP Codecs