Court Denies NAB's Motion For Emergency Stay Of TV Online Political File Requirement
July 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM (PT)
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the NAB's motion for an emergency stay of the FCC's new rule requiring some TV stations to place their political advertising files online. The ruling FRIDAY said that the motion did not meet the "stringent requirements" for an emergency stay pending court review. The deadline for putting the files online remains AUGUST 2nd and initially affects only the affiliates of the top 4 network-affiliated stations in the top 50 markets,
A statement from NAB EVP/Communications DENNIS WHARTON said, ""NAB is disappointed by the panel's decision. Even though the stay request was rejected, NAB's court challenge to this new rule will continue and be debated on the merits in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. We continue to believe it is fundamentally unfair for local TV stations to be the only medium required to disclose on the Internet sensitive advertising rate information."