State Fair Hosts FCC Commissioner, Talks on Broadband Access – KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings

Source: State Fair Hosts FCC Commissioner, Talks on Broadband Access – KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings

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AT&T Repack Plan Getting Positive Reviews

A new plan from AT&T on how best to repack television stations on a regional basis following completion of the incentive auction has received kudos from parts of the TV industry knowledgeable about what will be required. However, there appears to be a few missing pieces, the most glaring of which is the lack of leadership to shepherd the TV broadcasters, tower crews, vendors and others through the process. Read the first part of this Special Report here.

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Stations, Tech Cope With Likely Repack Delay

Since it looks like the FCC will have to repeat its two-part incentive auction process to balance the money promised to broadcasters with what is raised from wireless carriers,broadcasters and their technology suppliers remain in the dark longer about which stations will have to move in the repack and to which channels. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It could help sync up the repack with an ATSC 3.0 rollout and provide more time to create the 36-month repack schedule. Some vendors say they could use the extra time to prepare for the expected demand. Read the second part of this Special Report here.

Source: Stations, Tech Cope With Likely Repack Delay

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A Channel-Sharing Proposal for ATSC 3.0

One of the questions that has been on my mind and the minds of many of my colleagues around the country is, how does ATSC 3.0 become a viable broadcast standard?

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Sinclair Readies Retooled ATSC 3.0 Lab

In a couple of weeks, Sinclair Broadcast Group will open an upgraded ATSC 3.0 testing lab in Baltimore to design and test a national network based on the next-generation standard and the services that will run on it.

Source: Sinclair Readies Retooled ATSC 3.0 Lab

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Broadcasters Seek ATSC 3.0 Rulemaking by October 1

Broadcasters are asking the Federal Communications Commission to complete a rulemaking to deploy the ATSC 3.0 broadcast transmission standard by Oct. 1, 2016.

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Ryvicker, Amy, Sook All Gung Ho For 3.0

The proposed next-gen TV standard is endorsed by Wells Fargo securities analyst Marci Ryvicker and her S&P Global panelists: Sinclair’s David Amy and Nexstar’s Perry Sook. Said Ryvicker: “For me, I only see it as a good thing. I can’t put a cash flow on it. I can’t put a multiple on it. I just know it’s better than staying at 1.0.”  Amy: “It will forever change the way viewers consume our product.” Sook said he was especially interested in the potential for datacasting.

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