This was not a test…
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER gives the gory details about fines networks are paying for what some thought was just humor. Not so funny now, is it Mayor of Dildo?
Jimmy Kimmel’s show fined for mis-using the emergency alert.. ABC will pay $395,000..
The network agreed to pay a fine to the agency after late-night host Jimmy Kimmel in October used a simulated tone three times during a sketch about the nationwide presidential wireless emergency alert test. The bit, which is posted on YouTube, featured a trailer for a fake movie called The Textening. According to the FCC filing, ABC says it was a “misunderstanding that the use of the tone was permissible.”
A network spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that”ABC takes regulatory compliance seriously and we are pleased to have resolved this issue.”
Kimmel wasn’t the only show hit with a fine. AMC will pay $104,000 in connection with a tone used in a February episode of The Walking Dead, and Discovery will pay $68,000 for an episode of Lone Star Law on Animal Planet that captured a real emergency alert while filming. Each of the companies has agreed to implement a compliance plan to avoid future misuse.
Here is the bit