Spanish Broadcasting System will participate in the FCC’s incentive spectrum auction with its WSBS, ch. 50, in Miami and KTBU, ch. 42, in Houston, the broadcaster said today. The FCC ‘s incentive auction application filing window deadline is Jan. 12.
The LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition, whose membership includes over 100 independent LPTV licensees which control more than 620 FCC broadcast licenses and construction permits in 31 states, has been struggling to get an FCC “Learn” session regarding the upcoming spectrum auctions. The group’s attempts have been unsuccessful, though every other interest group affected by the […]
Gray Television and Sinclair Broadcast Group are willing to give up channel repacking funds following the spectrum auction if that means it will let continue innovating with other technologies outside of the the approved generation of ATSC. In a letter to the FCC, Gray Television CEO Hilton Howell Jr., says the group hopes to have […]
Today on TVNewsCheck, I published my interview with ESPN Chief Technology Officer Chuck Pagano, in which we talked about ESPN’s new production facility, 3D and issues facing broadcasters today. One of those issue was the pending spectrum auction. Here’s an excerpt from the interview that was not included in the Q&A: AD: What are your thoughts […]
While putting the final touches on his technology and awaiting patent approval, Raj Karamchedu is dreaming of the day he can walk into a Starbucks and see a sticker on the door that not only says, “Wi-Fi Available,” but also “Wiflow TV Available.” Karamchedu is the founder of Wiflow TV — a small Silicon Valley-based […]
Today’s Tech Spotlight on TVNewsCheck focused on the low power TV community and its concern for being squeezed out of a business following the pending spectrum auction and subsequent channel repack. There was a quote in that piece from Paul Broyles, president of the International Broadcasting Network, which operates 10 low power stations in the state, […]
It comes as no surprise, but repacking all of the channels after the pending spectrum auction is going to take some time. Speaking to engineers at the NAB Show’s broadcast engineering conference, Jay Adrick, a technical consultant for Harris Broadcast, gave some statistics around the channel repack. “We have a limited number of crews to […]
Here’s a roundup of broadcast tech news while I enjoy my morning coffee: Ross Video announces budget-conscious switcher The Carbonite 10 joins the Carbonite 1 and 1M switcher family lineup, but only has 10 source select buttons, compared to 16 and 24, respectively. It’s now shipping for $18,995. Ross Video expands their switcher line up […]