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April 22, 2021

NAB Statement on FCC Order Regarding Foreign Sponsorship ID Rules

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) adoption of new rules mandating disclosures for foreign government-sponsored programming, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Senior Vice President of Communications Ann Marie Cumming:

“NAB supports the FCC’s goal of ensuring that the public understands when it listens to or views programming supplied by foreign governmental entities. NAB and several other broadcast organizations have worked to ensure the rules are focused on the handful of broadcasters that air foreign government-sponsored programming, without creating burdens for the vast majority of broadcasters that do not air this content. Even though we do not believe the Commission ultimately achieved this aim, we greatly appreciate the efforts of Commissioners Carr and Simington to avoid undue regulatory burdens, and the efforts of the Media Bureau to constructively engage with us throughout this proceeding.”

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