NAB LPTV/Translator Day Schedule

April 13, 2015 NAB Las Vegas


The first event of the LPTV Day at NAB is a panel of spectrum and auction/repack experts to be held beginning at 10:00am in Room N232 in the North Hall Convention Center. They will discuss the status of auction/repack and what can be done to help LPTV survive and thrive through and after the auction/repack.
The panel will be moderated by the Executive Director of the ATBA and former Chief Technology Officer of NBC, Louis Libin.

Jerald Fritz - One Media, Executive VP for Strategic & Legal Affairs. Former Chief of Staff to FCC Chairman Mark Fowler

William Lake - Chief, Media Bureau, FCC

Jim McDonald - President of the National Translator Association

Peter Tannenwald - Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth

Robert Folliard, III - VP & Deputy General Counsel for Gray Television



1:30 pm

What everyone ought to know about Filter Tuning - Try your hand at it

Moderator: Perry Priestley, Anywave

Presenter: Dan Fallon, Dielectric


2:00 pm

No Must Carry? Friending Your Local Cable Company

Moderator: Irwin Podhajser, DTV America

Presenter: Scott Barbee, Sterling BCG; Tom Baer, Sterling BCG


2:30 pm

Adding a Multicast Extension to the Internet.  Broadcasting in a 21st Century Context

Moderator: Dr. Randy Weiss, EICB-TV

Presenter: Vern Fotheringham, Chairman and CEO of LeoSat, Inc


3:00 pm

Master Control - Remote and Onsite Hosted Options on a Budget

Moderator: Rod Payne, CFNT

Panelists:  Dr. Lucas Fry, OMC;  Mark Finney, Greenville Media; Chris James, Watchmen Broadcasting


3:30 pm

Bringing the Viewer Back to Broadcast TV without the TV

Moderator: Gary Cocola, Cocola Broadcasting

Presenter: Luc Tomasino, Tablet TV


4:00 pm

Exploring the Art of the Possible: The future of LPTV spectrum

Moderator: Louis Libin, ATBA

Presenter: Greg Herman,


6:00 pm LPTV Industry Awards & Reception  Westgate LVH Ballrooms D,E,F,G


Cigar Late-Night Event immediately following Reception


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ATBA Reception at NRB

The ATBA hosted a reception for National Religious Broadcasters on Tuesday night of the convention. After a full day of television industry activities including the Spectrum Auction Taskforce meeting, TV Industry Luncheon and the FCC LPTV Learn Webinar, attendees continued discussions well into the early morning hour. Vern Fotheringham, an innovator in the wireless industry and broadcast entrepreneur spoke to the group gathered. Louis libin gave an overview of the day's activities and our disappointment in the Taskforce meeting and the webinar. Special thanks to Dr. Randy Weiss of Crosstalk International and Jim West from The Walk TV for sponsoring the event.


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ATBA Hosts News Conference at NRB 2015

News Conference February 25, 2015 at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. A portion of the video was covered and photos were used in place of -

Download a text copy of remarks.  NRB  ATBA Comments


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Call for Entries - 2015 LPTV Awards


The ATBA is hosting the LPTV Awards during NAB 2015. Here is your opportunity to shine the light on your work and the excellence in the LPTV Industry.The winners will be presented at the ATBA Reception at NAB on April 13, 2015.

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Broadcasting Alliance and NAB to host “LPTV Day” at NAB 2015

The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance will host LPTV Day at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas on April 13, 2015.

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