Mar
17
12:00 am00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending January 31, 2017.

Apr
10
12:00 am00:00

FCC Form 398 Children's Programming Report Due

Commercial full-power and Class A television stations must by this date electronically file FCC Form 398 demonstrating their responsiveness to "the educational and informational needs of children" for the period January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017, and ensure a copy of the form as filed with the FCC is in the station's public inspection file.

Apr
10
12:00 am00:00

Quarterly Issues/Programs List Required

All full-power radio, full-power television, and Class A television stations must place in their public inspection files by this date the Quarterly Issues/Programs List covering the period January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017.

Apr
10
12:00 am00:00

Class A Television Continuing Eligibility Certification

Class A television stations are required to maintain documentation in their public inspection files sufficient to demonstrate continuing compliance with the FCC's Class A eligibility requirements. We recommend that by this date Class A television stations generate such documentation for the period January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017 and place it in their public inspection files.

Apr
14
12:00 am00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending February 28, 2017.

May
15
12:00 am00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must submit by this date the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending March 31, 2017.

Jun
14
12:00 am00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit to SoundExchange the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms for the month ending April 30, 2017.

Jul
1
12:00 am00:00

Closed Captioning of LIve and Near-Live Programs on the Internet

Beginning on this date, live programs that are placed online must be captioned within 12 hours of airing on television. In addition, all near-live programs (i.e., programs recorded less than 24 hours before being aired for the first time) that are placed online must be captioned within 8 hours of airing on television.

Jul
10
12:00 am00:00

FCC Form 398 Children's Programming Report Due

Commercial full-power and Class A television stations must by this date electronically file FCC Form 398, demonstrating their responsiveness to "the educational and informational needs of children" for the period April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017, and ensure a copy of the form as filed with the FCC is in the station's public inspection file.

Jul
10
12:00 am00:00

Class A Television Continuing Eligibility Certification

Class A television stations are required to maintain documentation in their public inspection files sufficient to demonstrate continuing compliance with the FCC's Class A eligibility requirements. We recommend that by this date Class A television stations generate such documentation for the period April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 and place it in their public inspection files.

Jul
10
12:00 am00:00

Quarterly Issues/Programs List Required

All full-power radio, full-power television, and Class A television stations must place in their public inspection files by this date the Quarterly Issues/Programs List covering the period April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.

Jul
15
Jul 17

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending May 31, 2017.

Jul
31
12:00 am00:00

Copyright Royalty Claims Due

Television stations with locally-produced programming whose signals were carried as distant signals by at least one cable or satellite system in 2016 are eligible to file royalty claims for compensation with the Copyright Office in Washington, DC by this date. Under the federal Copyright Act, cable systems and satellite operators must pay "compulsory license" royalties to carry distant TV signals on their systems. The royalties are used to compensate the owners of copyrighted works broadcast on those signals. Stations that do not file claims by the deadline will not be able to collect royalties for carriage of their signals during 2016.


Feb
14
12:00 am00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending December 31, 2016.

Jan
31
12:00 am00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Annual Minimum Fee Statement of Account Form Due—By this date, most commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must submit the Minimum Fee Statement of Account Form and the annual copyright royalty fee to SoundExchange. January 31 is also the date by which certain webcasters and simulcasters are eligible to make elections affecting their royalty rates and reporting requirements for the upcoming year. If your radio broadcast station is simulcast or rebroadcast over the Internet, we encourage you to consult qualified counsel with regard to your obligations.

Jan
14
12:00 am00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and online simulcasters must file Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms with SoundExchange for the month ending November 30, 2016.

Jan
10
12:00 am00:00

FCC Form 398 Children's Programming Report Due

Commercial full-power and Class A television stations must by this date electronically file FCC Form 398 demonstrating their responsiveness to "the educational and informational needs of children" for the period October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, and ensure a copy of the form as filed with the FCC is in the station's public inspection file.

Jan
10
12:00 am00:00

Certification of Children's Commercial Time Limitations

Commercial full-power and Class A television stations must place in their public inspection files by this date records "sufficient to verify compliance" with the FCC's commercial time limitations in children's programming broadcast during the period October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

Jan
10
12:00 am00:00

Class A Television Continuing Eligibility Certification

Class A television stations are required to maintain documentation in their public inspection files sufficient to demonstrate continuing compliance with the FCC's Class A eligibility requirements. We recommend that by this date Class A television stations generate such documentation for the period October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 and place it in their public inspection files.

Dec
14
Dec 15

Copyright Royalty Fee/Monthly Forms Due

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending October 31, 2016.