DTV Ancillary Services Reports Due

Date(s) - 12/01/17
All Day

All DTV licensees and permittees must file an Ancillary/Supplementary Services Report in the FCC’s Licensing and Management System (LMS) stating whether they have offered any ancillary or supplementary services together with their broadcast services during the previous fiscal year (October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017).

Please note that the group required to file includes both full-power TV stations and Class A TV, LPTV, and TV translator stations that are offering digital broadcasts. If a station has offered such services, and has charged a fee for them, then it must separately submit a payment equal to five percent of the gross revenues received and an FCC Remittance Advice (Form 159) to the Commission.

The report specifically asks for a list of any ancillary services, whether a fee was charged, and the gross amount of revenue derived from those services. Ancillary services do not include broadcasts on multicast channels of free, over-the-air programming for reception by the public.