HC2 Snaps Up Another LPTV

There is one company that stands out from the pack with respect to TV station acquisitions. Since the end of the FCC’s spectrum auction, the Philip Falcone-led HC2 Holdings has been rapidly snapping ...

Q&A: Mark Aitken On Dallas Next-Gen SFN Trial

BALTIMORE—Two months ago, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Nexstar Media Group, Univision and American Tower announced they would work together to setup an ATSC 3.0-based single frequency network in the Dal...

NAB Show: Technology For Storytelling

LAS VEGAS—Does this year’s NAB seem to be an amalgamation of better ways to tell stories? If it seems that way to you too, you’re not alone. Storytelling at the upcoming 2018 NAB Show is in the spotl...

Channel Battle Rages in ATSC Rollout

March 5 marked the official start of the ATSC 3.0 voluntary rollout, but it was just the latest marker in the battle among broadcasters, cable operators and computer companies over how the new advanc...

FCC Sued Over Media Ownership Moves

Free Press has joined Common Cause, Communications Workers of America and the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ to file suit against FCC efforts to repeal local media-ownership l...

‘Plugfest’ Refines ATSC 3.0 Standard

COLUMBIA, MD.—The latest in a continuing series of ATSC 3.0 compatibility testing sessions, or “Plugfests,” took place in Columbia the week of March 5-9, with a focus on making sure all the pieces fi...

ATSC 3.0 Marches On

WASHINGTON—March 5 marks the official launch of the new ATSC 3.0 next-gen broadcast transmission standard, at least in terms of the FCC’s authorization of the new voluntary rollout. WRAL-TV Ral...

House Votes Unanimously To Pass RAY BAUM Act

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the RAY BAUM’S Act Tuesday, March 6, with provisions addressing repack funding and reauthorizing the Federal Communications Comm...

Noncoms Seek More Money, Flexibility From FCC

WASHINGTON—Top PBS executives have been lobbying the FCC for more incentive auction repack money, and to get out from under the mandatory simulcast conditions on the rollout of the ATSC 3.0 next-gen ...