The Federal Communications Commission and Viacom have reached a $3.5 million indecency settlement over three Notices of Apparent Liability and two Forfeiture Orders.

The Federal Communications Commission and Viacom have reached a $3.5 million indecency settlement over three Notices of Apparent Liability and two Forfeiture Orders. Also included in the agreement are Enforcement Bureau investigations and third-party complaints for possible indecency violations.

Excluded from the settlement is the $550,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for the Super Bowl half-time show.

As part of the agreement, Viacom admits that some of the material it broadcast was indecent. In addition to the $3.5 million payment to the U.S. Treasury, Viacom has committed to implementing a companywide compliance plan aimed at preventing future violations.

The Consent Decree covers Notices of Apparent Liability that include $357,500 for Opie & Anthony's "Sex for Sam" syndicated radio broadcast, which originated on WNEW New York, and $27,500 for Bono's utterance of "f***ing brilliant" during the telecast of the 2003 Golden Globe Awards.