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FCC Holds More Online Public File Demos

Agency goes more in-depth about how stations would interact with its online public file interface

The FCC is holding more online demonstrations of its new web-based interface for TV online public files.

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected NAB’s request for the new rules to be blocked pending judicial review.

The commission is preparing for the new rules to become effective this Thursday, Aug. 2.

The agency expects TV affiliates of the four major networks in the top 50 markets to begin posting documents for their public files to the FCC website with other TV stations to do so within two years. The FCC only required new documents for the political file to be posted, rather than the whole file.

On Monday, the agency held what it called a demo with a “high resolution view” of the application screens and reiterated material presented in its previous demo.

It plans another demo for 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. Those interested in viewing must visit the FCC’s site in advance and join the teleconference before the scheduled start time.