FCC Limited Extension: Apps & Plug-Ins Posted on: 08/21/2012 12:48 pm under FCC fcc_limited_extension_apps_plug-ins ... This just in! The FCC granted a limited extension of distributor compliance obligations with respect to the enhanced functionality features. The compliance date for those features — which includes apps and plug-ins — is now January 1, 2014. These rules will apply to all features, even those available through the distributor’s website. For more information about the closed captioning mandates for IP-delivered programming, check out our interactive flowchart.