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The Federal Communications Commission continues to crack down on misuse of the Emergency Alert System tone on television.
The government agency has proposed a $272,000 fine againstBroadcasting for allegedly airing a simulated emergency alert tone during a nationally televised episode of “ ” on April 12, 2018.
The episode “included a sound effect accompanying a tornado warning, which the producers modified, but still audibly resembled actual EAS tones,” said thein a release regarding the proposed fine.
The agency said that’ modifications to the EAS tones were still not permissible because the tones used in the episode of “ ” were “substantially similar” to actual EAS tones. An enforcement advisory from the last month reiterated that broadcasting actual or simulated EAS tones during non-emergencies and outside of testing periods is an FCC violation and “serious public safety concern.”
Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Walking Dead face FCC fines
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "The Walking Dead" and two others were hit with more than $600,000 in FCC fines Thursday for misuse of emergency-alert tones.
In August, thefor misusing the Emergency Alert System or Wireless Emergency Alert tones on episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, “The Walking Dead”,” “Lone Star Law,” and KDAY and KDEY-FM’s radio shows, issuing civil penalties collectively totaling more than $600,000.
CBS will be given an opportunity to response to the proposed action, known as a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forefeiture, according to the FCC. The agency will then consider the submission of evident and legal arguments before making any further decisions.
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FCC Proposes $272,000 Fine Against CBS for ‘Young Sheldon’ Alleged Emergency Tone Misuse
The Federal Communications Commission continues to crack down on misuse of the Emergency Alert System tone on television. The government agency has ...