ONE Media Urges FCC Not To Over-Regulate ‘Next-Gen TV’

Law360, New York (August 25, 2017, 3:56 PM EDT) — The Federal Communications Commission should avoid “over-regulation” as part of the deployment of the “next generation” broadcast television standard by looking to specify interference requirements instead of technical standards, ONE Media told commission officials on Thursday.
Because equipment manufacturers and service providers already build to industry standards without the need for the federal government to step in, mandating specific standards as part of the transition from the old Advanced Television Systems Committee 1.0 standard to the new ATSC 3.0 broadcasting standard would likely “hamper innovation,” ONE Media LLC officials told Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, according to a notice.

Instead, the commission should rely on the fact that existing interference parameters already specify emission limits, including for the “emission mask” and for ratios of undesired to desired signals, which will apply to the so-called next-gen television broadcasts, according to ONE Media’s notice.

“Mandating a single technical standard to assure compliance for television only is not necessary and would hamper production,” the notice reads.

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