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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0027691005
File Number:
0000060869
Submit Date:
10/09/2018
Call Sign:
KNDB
Facility ID:
82611
City:
BISMARCK
State:
ND
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/09/2018
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2018

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

BEK SPORTS NETWORK, INC.

Doing Business As: BEK SPORTS NETWORK, INC.

Derrick Bulawa, CEO

200 EAST BROADWAY

P.O. BOX 230

STEELE, ND 58482

United States

+1 (701) 475-1220

DERRICK@BEKTEL.COOP

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Stacy Johnson

Network Operations Manager

BEK COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE

200 East Broadway

Steele, ND 58482

United States

+1 (701) 475-1236

stacyj@bektel.coop

Technical Representative

Michelle A. McClure, Esq.

LAW OFFICE OF FLETCHER, HEALD & HILDRETH

1300 N. 17th St., Suite 1100

Arlington, VA 22209

United States

+1 (703) 812-0414

mcclure@fhhlaw.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA Minot-Bsmrck-Dcknsn(Wlstn)
Web Home Page Address

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 168.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 3.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(12)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 12) Response
Program Title Walking Wild (D2) - H&I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:30AM - 10:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This show explores the world of wild and exotic animals, how they live and cared cared for at the San Diego Zoo.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration DIY Sci (D2) - BEK Sports Plus
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 7:30am-8:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The program encourages the discovery of scientific concepts through experiments viewers can do at home. Viewers will be taken through step-by-step demonstrations of do-it-yourself experiments that amaze but which also relate back to solid principles of science.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space (D2)- BEK Sports Plus
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:30am-11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each week host, Emily Calandrelli, takes viewers on incredible journeys through space that will both entertain and educate. Viewers will explore the challenges that come along with living on a different planet as the host lives like an astronaut in a Mars-like habitat.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 12) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth (D1) - H&I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8:30am-9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. An educational and informative program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet- cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet D2) - BEK Sports Plus
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 8:30am-9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The program inspires and educates anyone interested in earth sciences. Host, Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of legendary Jacques Cousteau, brings boundless energy to every location visited. From magnificent mountains to violent volcanoes, this program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050 (D2) - BEK Sports Plus
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:00am-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The show takes viewers on an educational adventure as the program tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. The program features what the world will look like in 2050 by striving to answer questions and more with scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 12) Response
Program Title Safari (d1) - H&I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:00AM -10:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Safari provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-winning host and wildlife expert John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring the viewers fact to face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. The program offers a dynamic television experience for teens - with the exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife and at the same time discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so that they can live on in the wild.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 12) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues (D1) - H&I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9:00am-9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The program leaves the viewers with a meaningful perspective about animals and meaningful comparisons to their own human characteristics.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 12) Response
Program Title Safari (D2) - H&I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:30AM-11:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Safari provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-winning host and wildlife expert John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring the viewers fact to face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. The program offers a dynamic television experience for teens - with the exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife and at the same time discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so that they can live on in the wild.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Weird But True (D2) - BEK Sports Plus
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 8:00am-8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program explores a new topic each week to uncover the "Weird But True" science to play all around us. It inspires teens to question the HOW and WHY behind the way our world works, and encourage them to discover answers to their most curious questions.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 12) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (D2) - H&I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The series visits diverse locales across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Key West.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Nature Knows Best (D2) - BEK Sports Plus
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:30am-12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Host and marine biologist, Danni Washington, exudes energy as she relates how technology all around us was inspired by nature and how modern innovators are continuing with this practice. The program helps kids understand how getting outside and taking a look around can help them make the next great discovery.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Carmen Biesterfeld
Address 200 East Broadway
City Steele
State ND
Zip 58482
Telephone Number (701) 475-1260
Email Address carmenb@bektel.coop
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3.

Other Matters (1)

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Other Matters (1 of 1) Response
Program Title Local High School Sports Programming (D2) - BEK Sports Plus
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 180 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Coverage of local high school sports appealing to kids 13 - 16, encouraging kids to become involved in sports and physical activity.

Certification

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Question Response

The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Derrick F Bulawa

CEO


10/09/2018

Attachments

No Attachments.