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    FCC Adopts New Rules for Post-Incentive Auction Channel Sharing – Including Opportunities for LPTV and TV Translators to Increase Over-the-Air…

    At its meeting yesterday, the FCC adopted new rules for post-auction channel sharing by broadcast television stations (see the public notice here ). Channel sharing was a concept adopted by the FCC in connection with the broadcast incentive auction, to allow two or more stations to share a single 6 MHz TV channel, while retaining separate licenses.

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    Gorillaz Reach Top 10 of Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart With Four Songs

    All four new releases from alt act Gorillaz reached the top 10 of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart Thursday afternoon (March 23), with…

    Relaxed Rules for Location of FM Translators to Rebroadcast AM Stations Effective April 10

    We wrote here and here about the FCC’s new rules to relax the limits on where licensees of AM stations can use FM translators to rebroadcast their stations. The new rules allow the location of these translators so that their 1 mv/m coverage area does not extend beyond 25 miles from the AM station or beyond the AM station’s 2 mv/m contour – whichever is greater .

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    Pitbull to Receive First-Ever Global Ambassador Award at 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame: Exclusive

    Grammy-winning artist Pitbull will receive the first-ever Global Ambassador Award at the 48th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards…

    It’s March Madness! … It’s April Madness! … Be Wary of Using the NCAA’s Trademarks

    Less than a week ago, the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a trademark infringement action in federal court against a company that runs an online sports-themed promotions and contests under the marks “April Madness” and “Final 3.”  The NCAA is seeking injunctive relief, damages, the defendant’s profits, punitive damages and an award of attorneys’ fees. Last year, I wrote about the risks of publishing ads or engaging in promotional activities that “play off” the NCAA Collegiate Basketball Playoffs.  Clearly, such activities continue to carry great risks.  Accordingly, I am republishing last year’s blog post on this subject: It’s March Madness!  Know the NCAA’s Rulebook or Risk A Foul Call Against the Unauthorized Use of Its Trademarks With the NCAA Basketball Tournament about to begin, broadcasters, publishers and other businesses need to be wary about potential claims arising from their use terms and logos associated with the tournament, including March Madness , ® The Big Dance , ® Final Four ® or Elite Eight , ® each of which is a federally registered trademark. The NCAA Aggressively Polices the Use of its Trademarks It has been estimated that, last year, the NCAA earned $900 million in revenue associated with the NCAA Basketball tournament.  Moreover, its returns from the tournament have historically grown each year.  Most of this income comes from broadcast licensing fees.  It also has a substantial amount of revenue from licensing March Madness ® and its other marks for use by advertisers.  As part of those licenses, the NCAA agrees to stop non-authorized parties from using any of the marks.  Indeed, if the NCAA did not actively police the use of its marks by unauthorized companies, advertisers might not feel the need to get a license or, at least, to pay as much as they do for the license.  Thus, the NCAA has a strong incentive to put on a full court press to prevent non-licensees from associating their goods and services with the NCAA tournament through unauthorized use of its trademarks.

    FCC Approves Expansion of Use of FM Translators By AM Stations – But Warns Broadcasters Not to Jump the Gun and File Before New Rules Become…

    As we wrote last week, the FCC approved the expanded use of FM translators by AM stations – allowing their use anywhere within a 25-mile radius of their AM transmitter site, or within the 2 mv/m contour of the AM station – whichever is greater .  The current rule restricts that will be replaced limit FM translator use to the lesser of the 2 mv/m contour or the 25-mile radius for the AM station.  We summarized the draft order here, and the final order generally tracks that draft.  While the FCC has approved the change in these rules, these changes are not yet effective.  Yesterday, the FCC warned eager AM broadcasters not to file an application in reliance on the new rules just yet , or to even file an application asking for a waiver of the current rules based on the upcoming rule change, as the rules do not become effective until they are approved by the OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act and that approval is published in the Federal Register.  To give all broadcasters an equal opportunity to take advantage of the new rules, any premature application filed in reliance on the rule change will be dismissed . However, the FCC will entertain extensions to the construction permits for unbuilt FM translators used for AM stations where the AM licensee has decided that the new rules will afford them the opportunity to move the translator to a more advantageous location.  Translator permittees must file for these extensions and have them approved by the FCC, and the extensions will last no more than 6 months past the effective date of the new rules (see footnote 22 of last week’s decision ).  The FCC also noted that, if the translator was moved using the 250-mile waiver rules (which we summarized here ), any new move of the translator allowable under the new rules must stay within the 250-mile circle – the move done in reliance on the waivers afforded to stations last year, plus the moves allowed under the current rules, cannot exceed 250 miles.  There will no doubt be many broadcasters looking to take advantage of these new rules soon.

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