HOME > NEWSROOM > MEDIA SOURCE > FCC > FCC Warns Against Airing False EAS Tones

FCC Warns Against Airing False EAS Tones

November 6, 2013

Over the years, the FCC has warned broadcasters not to air the real EAS tones for any reason other than airing a real alert or a test to avoid panicking the public. The EAS tones contain digital information that is relayed to other media, whose EAS encoders/decoders then read the data and automatically transmit the alert farther down the daisy chain. 

Now, the commission emphasizes the prohibition against misairing the EAS tones with an Enforcement Advisory and a proposed $25,000 fine against Turner Broadcasting System and a $39,000 consent decree against a Kentucky TV station.

Read more at: http://www.rwonline.com/article/fcc-warns-against-airing-false-eas-tones/222205

Get the Media Source Newsletter on your smartphone or tablet now!

iphone
Android

 


Latest News

Gospel for Asia Providing Essential Provisions to Hundreds of Families after Devastating Cyclone Hudhud

Gospel for Asia (GFA) (www.gfa.org/press) is providing essential provisions to hundreds of families three weeks after Cyclone Hudhud...

Posted

Pai Applauds House Inquiry Into 'Truthy' Study

he chairman of a powerful committee says the government has no businesses using tax dollars to study political messages...

Posted

LPFM Time-Share Proposal Deadline Extended Retroactively

The FCC will accept all time-share agreement proposals that were submitted by 6 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 8. To “count,” they must have been...

Posted

Ray Of Hope For Low-Power Proponents

Low-power TV and translator industry advocates are hoping that their fortunes will take a turn for the better in the wake of a...

Posted

More News


Headlines