Walking Dead, Jimmy Kimmel hit with $500K fines for using prohibited alarm tones

CNET | 8/16/2019 | Ty Pendlebury
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Fake alarms during a Walking Dead episode have cost AMC over $100,000 in fines.

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and AMC's Walking Dead have had to pay half a million dollars in fines between them for broadcasting prohibited emergency tones.

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The FCC prohibits the broadcasting of Emergency Alert System or Wireless Emergency Alert tones, or simulations of them, except "during actual emergencies, authorized tests or authorized public service announcements," the FCC said.

A skit aired on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct. 3, 2018 used a simulated WEA tone three times, the FCC says in a release on its site, adding that ABC transmitted the episode nationwide to 250 TV stations. ABC agreed to pay...
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