FCC’s Media Bureau will Host a Webinar to Explain Changes to the KidVid Report Form
On January 23, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) will host a webinar to explain functional changes made to the Commission’s revised Children’s Television Programming Report (KidVid Report). The webinar is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. A link to the live stream can be found here. Following the presentation, a recording of the event will be accessible here. The deadline to submit the new KidVid Report is March 30, 2020.
The changes to the KidVid Report form reflect the significant modifications made to the FCC’s rules governing children’s programming under the July 2019 Order (a summary of those modifications can be found here). Among other changes, the Order streamlined the FCC’s KidVid Report filing requirement by making it an annual rather than a quarterly filing obligation. A description of all the reporting changes can be found here. Although the FCC initially set the KidVid Report filing deadline for January 30, 2020, the Commission extended that deadline to March 30, 2020, for this year to allow additional time to implement revisions to the KidVid Report form.
The Commercial Limits Certification for Fourth Quarter 2019 remains due January 10, 2020. This certification then will transition to an annual disclosure due by January 30 of each year.
If you have any questions about the revisions to the children’s television programming rules, please contact the Wiley Rein attorney who regularly handles your FCC matters or one of the attorneys listed on this client alert.