Tag Archives: LPTV/TV Translator

Nationwide LPTV/TV Translator Filing Opportunity Postponed

If you've been counting the days until the January 25, 2010 opportunity to file for new digital-only LPTV/TV translator stations in non-rural areas, it's time to re-set the calendar. The original January, 2010, date has been postponed to July 26, 2010. One reason for the delay? What else - The Broadband Juggernaut.… Continue Reading

Next On Our Agenda . . .

The FCC has issued the first of what we expect to be several public notices setting some ground rules for doling out post-DTV transition spectrum. The first such public notice affects existing Class A TV, LPTV and TV translator stations.… Continue Reading

“Come and Get It” Update

A four-person contingent from NTIA came to the NTA Convention in Denver last week to talk about their grant program for digital transmitters for Class A, LPTV, and TV Translator stations. They cleared up a couple of points and left at least one major question still unresolved.… Continue Reading

“Come And Get It!”

NTIA has finally issued a "Notice of Availability of Funds" for grants for upgrading Class A, Low Power TV (LPTV), TV Translator and TV Booster transmitters to digital operation. Bypassing any rulmaking proceeding, NTIA has simply declared that it has cash up for grabs. The Notice is NTIA's way of saying "come and get it." The fun starts July 13, 2009.… Continue Reading

Found In Translation

The FCC has created a new replacement DTV translator service, and the doors are open and the welcome mat is out for applications in the new service. Check out the hightlights of the Commission's Report and Order.… Continue Reading

Sprint Agrees to Buy New Equipment for Television Broadcasters

By Raymond Quianzon

As many broadcasters are aware, Sprint has been negotiating with stations all over the nation to replace certain broadcast auxiliary equipment and reconfigure frequency use at 2 GHz.  While negotiations with full-power broadcasters have been underway for quite some time, discussions with other affected groups - including LPTV and translator licensees and operators of unlicensed remote pick-up equipment (under the 720 hour rule) - had not even begun as of July 31. But as of August 1 that has changed: Sprint has agreed to negotiate with the latter group but has set a very limited time frame for negotiations. Anyone with any interest in this matter should read the following

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