2019 LPTV @ NAB Schedule

All sessions will be held in the ATBA Westgate Suites, Room Number to be announced on April 6. Reception will be held in the Westgate

Ballrooms D&E.


Sunday, April 7, 2019

9:00pm – ATBA Board of Directors – (By invitation only) Sponsored by Sinclair Broadcast Group – 

Monday, April 8, 2019

8:30am – Westgate ATBA Suite opens for the day. Admittance for the day is by business card and your NAB Badge of any level (including the free expo pass.).

9:00am-9:50am – The business of ATSC 3.0 – Moderators, Joshua Weiss, Ark Mediacom

10:00am-10:50am – The Technical of ATSC 3.0 – Moderators, Louis Libin, HC2; Vern Fotheringham,  V-SatCast

11:00am-noon – The Standard of ATSC 3.0 for LPTV – Moderator, Lee Miller, ATBA

LUNCH – Sandwich lunch in the ATBA Suite with sponsors and participants. 

1:00pm -1:50pm – Extending the Reach of LPTV Operators with Over-the-Top IP Distribution – Kumar Ramaswamy, iGocast

2:00pm-2:50pm – Expectations for the LPTV FCC Reimbursement Process – David Cole, Sam Hariton, Mike Lasky – Widelity  

3:00pm-3:50pm – Costs for an LPTV Station to Move to ATSC 3.0 Efficiency and Power Requirements – Perry Priestly – Anywave 

4:00pm-4:50pm – ATSC 3.0 MultiPLP explained, Applications and use cases for LPTV – Richard Lhermitte – Enensys

5:00pm-5:50pm – OTT Services in a Rural or Poorly Served Internet Area – Tee Thomas -Anywave

6:00pm – VIP Reception for ATBA Members and Guests Only, Westgate Ballrooms D&E

7:00pm – Reception Opens to All, Westgate Ballrooms D&E 

7:15pm – Awards Ceremony, Welcome and Door Prizes, Westgate Ballrooms D&E 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 ATBA Suite 

9:00am-9:50am – News Roundtable – Eric Wotila – NewsNet

10:00am-10:50am – PSIP & Data in ATSC 3.0 World – Merge Johnson – Titan TV

11:00am – noon – Station Promotion – How is your Station Doing? Need Cable Carriage? Lee Miller – ATBA 

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Dear Fellow LPTV Broadcaster and Industry Leaders,

The auction has ended and most of us are still here.  While it was not only our hope but the hope of many others that the auction would not take place . . . it did, but it did not have the devastating effect that it might have had. 

The world after the auction looks different and amazingly so has a very bright future!

What does that future look like?  Not only the amazing possibilities of ATSC 3.0 but the landscape of a nation of people who are increasingly cutting their cable cords and looking for free, over the air, broadcasting content.

That’s why it’s more important than ever that you join the Advanced Television Broadcast Alliance.  Our board of directors have a combined 500+ years of experience which beginning with your membership we are going to start making more available to our members on an increasing basis.

Soon as an ATBA member, you will be eligible to start tapping into not only this brain trust through unique services available only to our members but regular news updates regarding our collective broadcast future.  We are exploring new ways to tap into information from Washington as well as important updates that will benefit you right there where you live.

The need for the ATBA has increased with the new opportunities that are becoming available for those of us who still know that the future of LPTV, Class A and Translators is bright!  Are you selling your station to local sponsors?  Are you maximizing your spectrum to the advantage that you truly can?  Are you struggling with FCC rules and regulations that you either don’t understand or can’t get explained?

The ATBA is developing a database of information to help you find the answers you need! 

In addition we are still working with the true decision makers in Washington.  Your ATBA has earned the respect and the ear of the true movers and shakers that continue to shape our collective broadcasting future.

So what can you do to get involved and begin to take advantage of these, and many other, benefits?  Join the ATBA today!  Your membership benefits will include:

  1. Members only access to hundreds of years of LPTV experience through our new “Brain Trust”
  2. Early entry to our annual NAB LPTV evening event with access to our special event guest(s)
  3. Exclusive digital content regarding real world information you need to know
  4. Eligibility for recognition for your hard work through our ATBA LPTV Awards
  5. Access to equipment manufacturers with discounts available especially for ATBA members!

To be honest you can’t afford not to be a member of the ATBA! 

We’re making it affordable because it’s a win – win!  When you join, you’re going to receive more than just the benefits listed above but also you’ll be aligning with hundreds of others who, like yourself, have a vested interest in the continued forward movement of free, over-the-air broadcasting.  It’s a win for your ATBA because we will increase our strength through numbers as we grow together.

So what’s the next step?  If you’re ready follow this link https://www.broadcastingalliance.org/join-us/ to sign up.  If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to call a member of the ATBA board of directors by calling this number (877) 214-4277.   You’ll get a rapid response!

Thanks for taking the time to read this note and for your ongoing passion for the future of communication in this great country.


The Board of Directors – The Advanced Television Broadcast Alliance