FCC 73.1210 Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 73.1210 TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.
(a) For the purpose of this section, dual-language broadcasting shall
be understood to mean the telecasting of a program in one language with
the simultaneous transmission, on the main channel of a participating
FM broadcast station, of companion sound track information in a
(b) Television and Class A television licensees in Puerto Rico may
enter into dual-language time purchase agreements with FM broadcast
licensees, subject to the following conditions:
(1) All such agreements shall be reduced to writing and retained by the
licensee for possible Commission inspection, in accordance with
§ 73.3613 of this chapter.
(2) All such agreements shall specify that the FM licensee will monitor
sound track material with a view to rejecting any material deemed to be
inappropriate or objectionable for broadcast exposure.
(3) No television, Class A television, or FM broadcast station may
devote more than 15 hours per week to dual-language broadcasting, nor
may more than three (3) hours of such programming be presented on any
(4) Noncommercial educational television broadcast stations shall take
all necessary precautions to assure that the entire operation is
conducted on a noncommercial basis and otherwise in accordance with
§ 73.621 of this part.
[ 40 FR 17259 , Apr. 18, 1975, as amended at 49 FR 33663 , Aug. 24, 1984;
50 FR 40016 , Oct. 1, 1985; 65 FR 30003 , May 10, 2000]
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