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, SpectrumEvolution.org


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


Cigar Late-Night Event immediately following Reception