Broadcast law
Broadcast law is the field of law that pertains to broadcasting. These laws and regulations pertain to radio stations and TV stations, and are also considered to include closely related services like ...
Unlicensed broadcasting
Unlicensed broadcasting, also called pirate broadcasting is a term used for any type of broadcasting without a broadcast license.Some unlicensed broadcasting, such as certain low-power broadcasting, ...
Facility ID
The facility ID number, also called a FIN or facility identifier, is a unique integer number of one to six digits, assigned by the United States Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau to eac...
Public file
A public file (or public inspection file) is a collection of documents required by a broadcasting authority to be maintained by all broadcast stations under its jurisdiction.Such a file is required by...
Watershed (television)
In British broadcasting, watershed is the point in time after which programmes with adult content may be broadcast. In the same way that a watershed refers to the crest dividing two drainage basins, a...
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Orbiter (camera seat)
The Orbiter in the sense of camera technique is a camera seat with a seated cameraman, swivelling on a low working height.A swivelling seat of the Orbiter is characterized by a patented principle of p...
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All-Channel Receiver Act
The All-Channel Receiver Act of 1962 (ACRA) (47 U.S.C. § 303(s)), commonly known as the All-Channels Act, was passed by the United States Congress in 1961, to allow the Federal Communication...
Must-carry
In cable television, governments apply a must-carry regulation stating that locally licensed television stations must be carried on a cable provider's system.
In the mid-to-late 1970s, the Canadia...
Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act
The Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act, or SAFER Act, is a U.S. law that required the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow the continuation of full-power analog TV transmi...
Equal-time rule
The equal-time rule specifies that U.S. radio and television broadcast stations must provide an equivalent opportunity to any opposing political candidates who request it. This means, for example, tha...
List of three-letter broadcast callsigns in the United States
This is a list of three-letter broadcast call signs in the United States. Most primary United States radio and television broadcasters have four-letter call signs, like WHFS. However, a number of earl...
Prime Time Access Rule
The Prime Time Access Rule (PTAR) was instituted in the USA by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1970 to restrict the amount of network programming that a local owned-and-operated or affi...
UHF CB
UHF CB is a class-licensed citizen's band radio service authorised by the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, and Malaysia in the UHF 477 MHz band. UHF CB provides 77 channels, inclu...
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Cable TV Privacy Act
The Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 (codified at 47 U.S.C. ch. 5, subch. V–A) was an act of Congress passed on October 30, 1984 to promote competition and deregulate the cable industry...
Broadcast license
A broadcast license is a type of spectrum license granting the licensee permission to use a portion of the radio frequency spectrum in a given geographical area for broadcasting purposes. The licenses...
Class A television service
The class A television service is a system for regulating some low-power television (LPTV) stations in the United States. Class A stations are denoted by the broadcast callsign suffix "-CA" (analog) o...
Retransmission consent
Retransmission consent is a provision of the 1992 United States Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act that requires cable operators and other multichannel video programming distribu...
Pirate radio
Pirate radio is illegal or unregulated radio transmission for entertainment or political purposes. While pirate just refers to the illegal nature of the broadcasts, there have also been notable pirate...
Nautical Channel
Launched on 5 December 2011, Nautical Channel is the only international 24/7 nautical sports and lifestyle channel in the world. The channel caters to a local and worldwide audience and was founded by...
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Call signs in North America
Call signs are frequently still used by North American broadcast stations, in addition to amateur radio and other international radio stations that continue to identify by call signs around the world....
Call signs in North America - Wikipedia
Title 47 CFR Part 15
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Part 15 (47 CFR 15) is an oft-quoted part of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations regarding unlicensed transmissions. It is a part of T...
Construction permit
A construction permit or building permit is a permit required in most jurisdictions for new construction, or adding onto pre-existing structures, and in some cases for major renovations. Generally, th...
Marine One
Marine One is the call sign of any United States Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of the United States. It usually denotes a helicopter operated by Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1 "N...
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Pervasiveness doctrine
In broadcast law (particularly within U.S. law), the pervasiveness doctrine is the doctrine that because broadcast radio waves are available to anyone and therefore "uniquely pervasive", their content...
Major League Baseball blackout policy
Major League Baseball has several blackout rules. Games are blacked out based on two criteria:
All of the Contiguous United States, except for some small, remote, isolated patches, are within at l...
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City of license
In American, Canadian and Philippine broadcasting, a city of license or community of license is the community that a radio station or television station is officially licensed to serve by that country...
Nakdi Report
The Nakdi Report, also known as the Nakdi Document (Hebrew: מסמך נקדי‎, Mismach Nakdi ) or as the Nakdi guidelines is the document that provides ethical guidelines for use in Israel's broadcast...