FCC Grants 18 Month Extension To Audible Emergency Alerting Rule

On November 16, the FCC granted an 18-month extension of the waiver of its rule requiring television broadcasters to provide an aural representation of visual, non-textual emergency information (such as radar maps or other graphics) on a secondary audio stream during emergency crawls. The original waiver was set to expire on November 26, 2016. Stations now have until approximately May 2018 to comply with the requirement (the exact date of the new deadline depends on when the order is published in the Federal Register). On April 8, 2013, as required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), the FCC adopted a rule requiring that emergency information provided visually during non-newscast programming (e.g., crawls) be made [...]

By |November 28, 2016|Blog, Television|