As we wrap up an amazing year for ATSC, we look ahead enthusiastically to the New Year with the expected rollout of ATSC 3.0 broadcasting in 60-plus markets across the United States.  ATSC – the authoritative industry voice on the standard’s capabilities – is looking forward to supporting the U.S. broadcast ecosystem in preparing for this next big commercial launch, which follows South Korea’s successful ATSC 3.0 broadcasting rollout, now in its third year.

This is a particularly exciting and gratifying time for all of us involved in the development of the suite of next-generation television standards collectively known as ATSC 3.0. CES® 2020 (January 7-10 in Las Vegas) will mark the official launch of NEXTGEN TV products for the consumer market in the U.S. to support the implementation of ATSC 3.0 broadcasting from coast to coast.  And ATSC will have a CES presence in the Las Vegas Convention Center for the first time ever! 

The ATSC booth will highlight NEXTGEN TV consumer products and services coming in the United States during 2020 against the backdrop of the market-by-market rollout of ATSC 3.0 broadcasting and demonstrations by some of our ATSC Platinum Sponsors. Throughout the show, ATSC experts will be on hand to offer insights and field questions, not just about the new consumer-facing offerings but also about B2B (business-to-business) opportunities to help raise awareness of the robust and growing ATSC 3.0 ecosystem.

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Dear Fellow LPTV Broadcaster and Industry Leaders,

The auction has ended and most of us are still here.  While it was not only our hope but the hope of many others that the auction would not take place . . . it did, but it did not have the devastating effect that it might have had. 

The world after the auction looks different and amazingly so has a very bright future!

What does that future look like?  Not only the amazing possibilities of ATSC 3.0 but the landscape of a nation of people who are increasingly cutting their cable cords and looking for free, over the air, broadcasting content.

That’s why it’s more important than ever that you join the Advanced Television Broadcast Alliance.  Our board of directors have a combined 500+ years of experience which beginning with your membership we are going to start making more available to our members on an increasing basis.

Soon as an ATBA member, you will be eligible to start tapping into not only this brain trust through unique services available only to our members but regular news updates regarding our collective broadcast future.  We are exploring new ways to tap into information from Washington as well as important updates that will benefit you right there where you live.

The need for the ATBA has increased with the new opportunities that are becoming available for those of us who still know that the future of LPTV, Class A and Translators is bright!  Are you selling your station to local sponsors?  Are you maximizing your spectrum to the advantage that you truly can?  Are you struggling with FCC rules and regulations that you either don’t understand or can’t get explained?

The ATBA is developing a database of information to help you find the answers you need! 

In addition we are still working with the true decision makers in Washington.  Your ATBA has earned the respect and the ear of the true movers and shakers that continue to shape our collective broadcasting future.

So what can you do to get involved and begin to take advantage of these, and many other, benefits?  Join the ATBA today!  Your membership benefits will include:

  1. Members only access to hundreds of years of LPTV experience through our new “Brain Trust”
  2. Early entry to our annual NAB LPTV evening event with access to our special event guest(s)
  3. Exclusive digital content regarding real world information you need to know
  4. Eligibility for recognition for your hard work through our ATBA LPTV Awards
  5. Access to equipment manufacturers with discounts available especially for ATBA members!

To be honest you can’t afford not to be a member of the ATBA! 

We’re making it affordable because it’s a win – win!  When you join, you’re going to receive more than just the benefits listed above but also you’ll be aligning with hundreds of others who, like yourself, have a vested interest in the continued forward movement of free, over-the-air broadcasting.  It’s a win for your ATBA because we will increase our strength through numbers as we grow together.

So what’s the next step?  If you’re ready follow this link to sign up.  If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to call a member of the ATBA board of directors by calling this number (877) 214-4277.   You’ll get a rapid response!

Thanks for taking the time to read this note and for your ongoing passion for the future of communication in this great country.


The Board of Directors – The Advanced Television Broadcast Alliance