30-Day Countdown to January 30, 2023, Annual Children’s Television Programming Report Deadline for 2022 E/I Programming.
As part of the 2019 overhaul of the children’s television programming rules, the FCC did away with quarterly children’s television programming report filings. To satisfy the new, annual filing requirement, stations must file a children’s television programming report within 30 days of the end of the preceding calendar year (i.e., by January 30 each year).
Children’s Television Programming Reports reflect efforts made by the station during the relevant reporting period to serve the educational and informational needs of children. These reports must be filed through the FCC’s LMS filing system, which is available at https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/login.html.
Once the report is filed, the FCC is supposed to automatically populate the station’s online public inspection file in the OPIF system (https://publicfiles.fcc.gov) with the filed report. Full power and Class A television stations should confirm that the report is accessible in the station’s online public inspection file within 24 hours after filing the report.