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On 7/2 the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) will cease accepting any further applications for reimbursement under its rebate program. As a result, hundreds of rural broadcasters and millions of people in small communities will be affected. Millions of families who rely on local television for news, entertainment, and education are at risk of losing access to free over the air television. With over $22 million of funds still available in this critical government reimbursement program, there is more than enough money left to provide full access to all Americans. So the National Translator Association (NTA) is working to extend the program by two years and ensure viewers will not lose access to one of their key means of communication. Initiated and leveraged through the NTIA division of the Department of Commerce, the Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program reimburses the eligible costs to upgrade analog low power television broadcast stations, Class A television stations, television translator stations, and television booster stations in rural communities to digital transmission. Through the work and dedication of the NTIA, more than 1,000 eligible broadcasters have been able to secure up to $20,000 of government funding for low power digital broadcast equipment. This has enabled millions to have access to Digital TV. However, with the program coming to an end on 7/2, NTA is asking for support and action to extend access to the grant and ensure equal access to Digital TV for all viewers. This is not about allocating more funds; it is simply about extending the deadline to allow broadcasters to apply for the available funds. For more info, contact NTA or visit their website: www.tvfmtranslators.com LARCAN is also offering support. Contact Paul Phillips, Sales Manager 303-665-8000 pphillips@larcan.com Source: http://rbr.com/nta-working-to-extend-lptv-and-translator-upgrade-program/
With an eye on the upcoming FCC Broadcaster Relocation Fund Workshop on June 25, 2012, the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (Alliance) believes spectrum sharing in principle is good, but the intended plan of execution is faulty and will not...
Commission adopts skeletal preliminary rules for sharing, but leaves plenty of important details to be worked out in future proceedings And so it begins. The Commission has adopted the first minimal rules paving the way for the repacking of the...
TV broadcasters look at the Federal Communications Commission’s recent drive to move them off frequencies and put their political advertising rates on the Internet and draw one conclusion: The FCC has it in for television. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76282.html#ixzz1uy1ANHYF
A group of broadcasters that calls itself   The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance is urging the NAB and others in the television industry
to encourage all broadcasters not to participate in the upcoming broadcast TV spectrum auctions. The Alliance (formerly...
April 23, 2012-Former FCC Commissioner, Michael Copps, in remarks made in an interview for the C-SPAN series “The Communicators” said he thinks there is a lot of spectrum lying fallow. "There is a lot of spectrum out there, and I...
Las Vegas Nevada -April 11, 2012 -The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (The Alliance) will host the Low Power Television Operators Event at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas Nevada. The event will be held at...
Chairman "committed" to providing it when auction authority was granted WASHINGTON: A coalition of TV stations and their supporters are calling on federal regulators to reveal their predictive model for auctioning off TV airwaves and repacking stations in whatever remains....
The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (Alliance) is calling for the immediate release of the FCC’s AOM (Allotment Optimization Model) that the FCC Chairman said would be released upon authorization to conduct spectrum auctions. That authorization came in the recently...
NOWHERE BUT UP: Let’s get this out of the way: February tornadoes are unnatural. Maybe it’s all that data traffic from smartphones. Who knows what the radio frequency cartage is doing besides skyrocketing. It’s all about innovation, right? Not really....
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