VAB Voice: Convention Registration, SoundExchange Alert, NAB Recap & FCC Deadline

Last chance to register for Convention and alerts about streaming & FCC
VAB Voice | May 17, 2019
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DEADLINE IS THIS MONDAY TO REGISTER FOR VAB 64TH ANNUAL CONVENTION!
Tuesday, June 4th at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier! Highlights include Breakfast sponsored by Nielsen, Reinvention Keynote by Jim Mathis, Digital Sales Seminar by Ben Silverstein, Tech Talk by NAB PILOT’s John Clark, a Workforce Recruitment Panel, and a luncheon recognizing outstanding TV, Radio & Agency Production, sponsored by BMI!
Deadline is Monday 5/20 – Register Now
IF YOU’RE STREAMING PRE-1972 SONGS…
…and have not been paying SoundExchange royalties to stream them, you have until July 8th to do so or be subject to state lawsuits…Read the alert notification here
NAB’s Curtis LeGeyt recaps this week’s House Energy & Commerce Telecom Subcommittee Oversight Hearing with all five FCC Commissioners. Topics include:

  • C-band
  • Press Freedom
  • Video Marketplace
  • FM Chips
  • Broadcast Diversity Data
  • TV White Spaces
  • Media Ownership
  • ATSC 3.0

Click to Read Curtis’ recap

Fixed-satellite service (FSS) earth stations that operate in the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz band need to register an information accuracy statement with the FCC by 5/28/19 with:

  • Call sign(s)
  • File numbers
  • Registrant name
  • Signed certification statement

Operators of transportable FSS earth stations must also submit:

  • Address where equipment is stored
  • Area where equipment is used
  • How often/duration equipment used
  • # of transponders & extent of use in uplink & downlink.

Read Lee Petro’s CommLawCenter Blog

Member Spotlight
This week, I would like to thank the 17 judges that took time out of their busy schedules to view and/or listen to over 150 commercial, promo and PSA entries in the VAB’s Commercial of the Year Contest! Thank you very much and we look forward to revealing the winners at the Convention Luncheon!
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