Big broadcast nets call on FCC to rethink indecency regs

06/21/2013 | Broadcasting & Cable · Broadcasting & Cable · Broadcasting & Cable

ABC, CBS and NBC, in separate filings, are each calling on the Federal Communications Commission to overhaul its indecency regulations. However, all three cast doubt on whether the agency can forge a new policy that continues to single out broadcasters in an era of multiple platforms. "Changes in the marketplace and in technology since 1978 have rendered obsolete the basic assumptions upon which the Supreme Court approved differential treatment for broadcast 'indecency,'" ABC wrote.

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