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FCC Loosens the Lid on KidVid
Critics say online video is hardly safe alternative
John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable
The FCC is allowing broadcasters to offload some of their educational/informational children’s programming to multicast channels and will let them pre-empt E/I programming for local sports and specials, not just news, citing the proliferation of alternative platforms for kid-friendly video, including online. But opponents say the internet is hardly a safe video haven for kids and the old rules were hardly a burden.