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FCC Draft Order Would Authorize Voluntary Transition to ATSC 3.0

Posted in Broadcast Regulation, Broadcast Technology
On October 26, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission released a draft Report & Order (“Draft Order”) that would allow television broadcasters to use the Next Gen TV standard (a/k/a ATSC 3.0) on a voluntary, market-driven basis.  The Draft Order will be voted on at the Commission’s November 16th Open Meeting.  Below, we summarize the key… Continue Reading

Commission Releases Circulation Version of ATSC 3.0 NPRM

Posted in Broadcast Regulation, Broadcast Technology
On February 2, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission released the proposed text of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Circulation NPRM) in the Next Gen TV (a/k/a ATSC 3.0) proceeding in which the agency proposes to authorize television broadcasters to use the Next Gen TV transmission standard on a voluntary, market-driven basis, while continuing to deliver… Continue Reading

Five Things Television Broadcasters Should Know About ATSC 3.0

Posted in Broadcast Regulation, Broadcast Technology
UPDATE (4/27/16):  The FCC has solicited comments on the Petition for Rulemaking.  Comments are due by May 26, 2016 and reply comments are due by June 27, 2016. There is a lot of buzz in the broadcast industry about ATSC 3.0.  Yesterday, a coalition of groups representing broadcasters and equipment manufacturers took an important step… Continue Reading

Wiley’s Word: Whither a New DTV Standard?

Posted in Broadcast Regulation, Broadcast Technology
Along with many others, I spent some nine years working on the development of the nation’s digital television standard, one which notably made HDTV and standard definition multi-casting possible.  Nevertheless, I personally am pleased to witness serious technical work now underway on a new standard that could deliver Ultra-HD or “4K” video (with a picture… Continue Reading

The Auction Block: Options for Broadcasters in the TV Incentive Auction

Posted in Broadcast Regulation, Spectrum
This is the first part in a multi-part series about what the forthcoming incentive auction of broadcast spectrum means for broadcasters. In one of the first major pronouncements of his Chairmanship, new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blogged that the incentive auction of broadcast spectrum will be delayed – from 2014 to mid-2015.  Most observers commended… Continue Reading