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FCC 73.1210
Revised as of November 23, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  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
   different language.

   (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
   given day.

   (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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Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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