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NAB to FCC: Erase, Replace White Space Database

The television white space (TVWS) database system, intended to increase the efficient use of TV spectrum, is a mess, according to...

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FCC Suspends September 1, 2015 Deadline for LPTV and Translator Stations to Shift from Analog to Digital

The FCC’s Media Bureau issued a Public Notice today announcing that it would immediately suspend the September 1, 2015 digital...

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Oregon Rep Wants Low Power Protection

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler with a simple message...

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Local Broadcasters Could Reap Billions in Airwaves Auction

The pitch to television broadcasters this week was not easy for them to swallow. It is a good time, they were told, to sell their most precious resource.

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O’Reilly: Eliminate Dynamic Reserve Pricing

CC Commissioner Mike O’Reilly said Monday that he opposes the FCC’s plan to use dynamic reserve pricing in its bidding for TV spectrum in the...

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OSHA Seeks Input On Communications Tower Construction, Maintenance

As the broadcast and wireless industries prepare for some major work with the buildout of broadband and the repack of TV stations...

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FCC Auction Formula Shortchanges Stations

The FCC's proposed formula for calculating the prices it will offer broadcasters in the opening round of the incentive auction will result in at least 1,100 stations getting...

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Network Affiliates Strongly Support OVDs As MVPDs

The TV station affiliate associations have told the FCC that it should go ahead and reclassify linear online video distributors (OVDs)...

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Broadcasters Challenge FCC Auction Pricing

Just how much broadcasters will earn from selling their spectrum in the FCC incentive auction next year will depend largely on the rules the agency adopts for it.

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FCC Moves To Redefine TV Market Boundaries

he FCC wants to redefine local television market boundaries for satellite TV carriage in order to give satellite subscribers...

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