📃 This legislation would level the playing field by enabling fair negotiations between news publishers and dominant digital platforms for the market value of their local content.
We thank Sens. Amy Klobuchar (MN) and John Kennedy (LA) for their leadership on this important legislation.
2. Performance Royalty Bill Introduced in Senate
This week, the American Music Fairness Act (AMFA) was introduced in the Senate. NAB strongly opposes the AMFA, which disregards the value of radio and would undermine our critical public service to line the pockets of multinational billion-dollar record labels.
5. Time is Running Out for Regulatory Fee Payments
Broadcasters should ensure that their annual regulatory fees are received by the FCC no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 28, 2022. Payments received after this date will be assessed a 25% late payment penalty.
Make payments through the FCC's CORES system. More information here.
Broadcasters experiencing financial hardship arising from the COVID-19 pandemic can request a waiver, deferral or installment payment for regulatory fees.
Ensure your requests and supporting documentation are filed on or before September 28, 2022. More information here.
The payment deadline for broadcasters in Puerto Rico that have been impacted by Hurricane Fiona has been extended to 11:59 P.M. EDT on September 30, 2022. More information can be found here.
6. Steve Haro Joins NAB Television Board
NAB is pleased to welcome Steve Haro to the NAB Television Board.
Haro, executive vice president for Government Affairs for TelevisaUnivision, was nominated by Perry Sook and assumes the Board seat of Chris Wood.
Haro joined TelevisaUnivision in April 2022 and currently oversees all policy, advocacy and political work for the company, which is the largest Spanish language media enterprise in the world. Read more here.
7. The Countdown is on for NAB Show New York
NAB Show New York is only one month away and is packed with educational programming, technologies and solutions for broadcasters plus the tactical and actionable insights, updates and skills you need now.
📻 Don't miss out on the ultimate radio experience featuring two new conference tracks designed for radio programmers and executives.