Broadcasters form coalition to support FCC’s incentive spectrum auctions

A group of broadcasters interested in participating in the FCC’s incentive auctions of TV broadcast spectrum formed a coalition to push for a successful set of auctions, which are scheduled to start in 2014.

The group, called the “Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition,” is being led by Preston Padden, a former Disney and News Corp. lobbyist who is now an adjunct professor at University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colo. Padden retired from Disney in 2009.

“This coalition’s sole focus is to advocate for the success of the voluntary incentive auction of broadcast spectrum,” Padden told Broadcasting & Cable. “The FCC has only one shot to get it right. The coalition is dedicated to ensuring we have the rules and procedures in place to maximize the auction’s chance to succeed.” [Read More]

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