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§ 73.667 TV subsidiary communications services.
(a) Subsidiary communications services are those transmitted within the
TV aural baseband signal, but do not include services which enhance the
main program broadcast service or exclusively relate to station
operations (see § 73.665(a), (b), and (c)). Subsidiary communications
include, but are not limited to, services such as functional music,
specialized foreign language programs, radio reading services, utility
load management, market and financial data and news, paging and
calling, traffic control signal switching, and point-to-point or
(b) TV subsidiary communications services that are common carrier or
private radio in nature are subject to common carrier or private radio
regulation. Licensees operating such services are required to apply to
the FCC for the appropriate authorization and to comply with all
policies and rules applicable to the service. Responsibility for making
the initial determinations of whether a particular activity requires
separate authority rests with the TV station licensee or permittee.
Initial determinations by licensees or permittees are subject to FCC
examination and may be reviewed at the FCC's discretion.
(c) Subsidiary communications services are of a secondary nature under
the authority of the TV station authorization, and the authority to
provide such communications services may not be retained or transferred
in any manner separate from the station's authorization. The grant or
renewal of a TV station permit or license is not furthered or promoted
by proposed or past subsidiary communications services. The permittee
or licensee must establish that the broadcast operation is in the
public interest wholly apart from the subsidiary communications
(d) The station identification, delayed recording, and sponsor
identification announcement required by § § 73.1201, 73.1208, and 73.1212
are not applicable to leased communications services transmitted via
services that are not of a general broadcast nature.
(e) The licensee or permittee must retain control over all material
transmitted in a broadcast mode via the station's facilities, with the
right to reject any material that it deems inappropriate or
[ 49 FR 18105 , Apr. 27, 1984, as amended at 49 FR 27147 , July 2, 1984;
56 FR 49707 , Oct. 1, 1991]
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