The Media Bureau announced that it will no longer accept filings in the Consolidated Database System (CDBS) effective at 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. This action is necessary due to pressing technical issues that prevent the effective use of CDBS going forward and is intended to facilitate the ongoing transition of all filings to the Licensing and Management System (LMS) database.
Anyone seeking to submit new filings using CDBS or amendments to existing applications that were previously filed using CDBS must follow the procedures outlined in the Public Notice below. The public will continue to have access to CDBS for public searches and CDBS data files. Although the Media Bureau encourages the public to use electronic filing options, any filings that currently may be submitted in a paper format will continue to be accepted in that manner using existing procedures for paper filings. The Media Bureau anticipates this will be a permanent sunset of the use of CDBS for Media Bureau filings, as all Media Bureau filings continue to transition to LMS.