The Alliance

Welcome! Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance

Formerly the Coalition for Free TV and Broadband, the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance goal is to preserve and promote the efficient and effective use of all television broadcast spectrum. At the NRB Convention in Nashville, one year from the formation of the Coalition and the day before legislation was signed authorizing spectrum auctions, the Coalition officially became the Alliance. The main change other than name is the growth to a sustaining organization with an operations staff and resources to fight for the cause on a daily basis.

Click here to join as a broadcaster, equipment provider, supplier or industry member by credit card. To join and be invoiced, click here. Requested minimum contributions are based on the size of the company. Further donations are welcome to help fund our staff. Larger contributors will be recognized for their donations by acknowledgment on web and printed materials.

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Alliance Files Comments in Spectrum NPRM 12-268 and YOU CAN TOO!

The Advanced Television Broadcasting filed comments in the matter of “Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions” on January 22, 2013. The filing can be viewed here. The Broadcasting Alliance encourages television owners and staff, allied industries and the public in general to file comments in the NPRM. Link for Broadcasters and Industry to fileThe general public may use this link our visit this site to download spots and to find out how to file!

NAB was an Excellent Event

The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance hosted an excellent event at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas. Special thanks to all of our sponsors! Here’s a section on our Award Honorees for 2014 – Click Here. Watch the video from the event here.  Be sure and thank our sponsors! NRB-sponsors---2014-final

Louis Libin Tapped to be New Executive Director at ATBA

The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA) is pleased to announce the selection of Louis Libin as Executive Director. See the story here.

Alliance Releases “Repack Impact on LPTV & Diversity” Report

The Alliance released its initial report on the planned spectrum auction’s repack of television broadcast stations. Click here to download Repack Impact on LPTV & Diversity.

Get a copy of the Broadcast Overlay Plan

The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance is actively promoting a widely accepted position that the television broadcast industry should adopt a new advanced television standard. A more capable standard would be good for consumers, offer the opportunity to double broadcast industry revenue and provide billions to the US Treasury. It would offer stations the flexibility to offer multiple HDTV signals or SD signals, advanced mobile wireless services compatible with future wireless carrier standards and various mobile video delivery services to name a few. Click here to download 2012 Broadcast Overlay Presentation.  Click here to download the updated Economic Report Final 06122012 rev Click here to download Textual Summary of the Economic Model rev2


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