Alliance Files Request for Blanket Extensions

Nashville TN / February 21, 2013 — The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA) recently filed Comments with the Federal Communications Commission seeking an extension or waiver of the construction deadline, until September 1, 2015, for all LPTV Operators authorized to construct new digital low power television stations.

“We are doing this as a service to the Low Power Television industry and the Federal Communications Commission,” says Louis Libin, ATBA Executive Director. “This blanket extension opportunity would save the FCC time and resources and allow the processes during this period of risk and uncertainty.”
This request is consistent with the common sense reflected in established FCC practice and policy regarding other LPTV construction permits and in other contexts as well. This grant would reduce the administrative burden on LPTV Operators and the FCC Media Bureau, which processed and granted more than 650 LPTV extension applications in 2013 and can be expected to process and review even more LPTV extension applications in 2014 and 2015.

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ATBA is currently advocating for preserving and promoting the efficient and effective use of all television broadcast spectrum.

The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance is an industry organization comprised of low power television broadcasters, translators, full power television broadcasters and allied industry organizations and companies. The goal of the Alliance is to preserve and promote the efficient and effective use of all television broadcast spectrum. Visit www.BroadcastingAlliance.org for more information and to join.

A copy of the filing is available here: ATBA Petition for Blanket Waiver – FILED 2-20-14

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For more information, contact Lee Miller, info@broadcastingalliance.org or (877) 832-3739

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