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Reminder: Jan 1st Deadline for FCC TV Audio Description Rules for Markets 91 to 100

The FCC issued a reminder for TV stations in Markets 91 to 100. The FCC’s current audio description requirements only apply to the top 90 DMAs. The rules will be extended to DMAs 91-100 beginning on January 1, 2024. The FCC has now expanded the audio description requirements to DMAs 101-210. This is set to begin with DMAs 101-110 on January 1, 2025. Ten markets will then be phased in every year, ending with DMAs 201-210 on January 1, 2035.

You can see the most recent FCC Notice here.

You can See NYSBA’s analysis of the timing for NY Markets here.



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