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Published in the Congressional Blog of The Hill - December 30, 2014, 09:00 am  - http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/228059-shock-and-dismay-at-us-spectrum-policy In the early 1980s, Congress created Low Power Television (LPTV) service to fill a void in local communities that were not fully covered by...
ATBA says more interest is being paid to the Spectrum Auction after ITU discussions of LPTV/Translators Geneva Switzerland –Louis Libin, Executive Director of the  Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance addressed the ITU WPA-6 Terrestrial Broadcasting Delivery Conference at the International Telecommunications...
Washington DC /November 12, 2014 - The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA) last week delivered responses to questions to Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton’s additional questions for the record relating to the July 24, 2014 Subcommittee...

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If you are old enough you probably remember a time when being able to view television was free. All you needed was to be near enough to an area transmitting television signals and have an antenna mounted on the...
The former Republican chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and the current ranking member of its Communications Subcommittee have asked the Government Accounting Office to study the impact of the FCC's incentive auction on low-power TV stations...
Scenarios include 84 MHz and 126 MHz auctioned WASHINGTON—Lawmakers are asking investigators what next year’s spectrum incentive auction will do to low-power TV stations and the audiences they serve. Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), ranking...
Spectrum Broadcaster Letter IA Opportunities Book FINAL w IRS Broadcaster participation in the incentive auction is strictly voluntary. Communicating clearly and effectively to broadcasters about the economic potential of the incentive auction is critical to its overall success. Washington, D.C. – Today FCC...
Looking ahead to the FCC’s October Open Meeting, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hopes to start a proceeding that will settle interference prediction issues and look at ways to preserve as much LPTV/translator service as possible. IN a blog post, Wheeler...
This past week, The Alliance and NAB met again with the Spectrum Incentive Auction Taskforce. Click here to view - ATBA ex parte FILED Sept 23
NEW YORK ― Juggling the demands for wireless devices―such as microphones, cameras and airborne video feeds―at big media-saturated events is something of an art. As the FCC squeezes broadcasters into a reduced spectrum, there’s less “white space” available to...