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Regulators Will Review Requirements for Children's Programming After Plea by Broadcasters

  • FCC to consider changing requirement for children’s shows
  • Broadcasters say rules set before internet changed landscape
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Regulators will consider changing requirements for TV stations to carry children’s programming after broadcasters asked for relief from the rules, which were set before the internet offered a proliferation of video for youths.

The Federal Communications Commission will begin to review rules on children’s programming at its July 12 meeting, agency Chairman Ajit Pai, an appointee of President Donald Trump, said in a blog post Wednesday. Changes wouldn’t be final until a second vote that has yet to be scheduled.