OTA Broadcasting Donates Zombie to WNET

(Via TVNewsCheck) Spectrum speculator OTA Broadcasting has donated the license and other assets of low-power WEBR-CD New York to noncommercial WNET New York, according to the transfer application filed with the FCC. OTA has also agreed to donate $12,500 to WNET. OTA may need the tax deduction. Earlier this year, it sold the WEBR’s UHF spectrum in the FCC incentive auction for $72.8 million,...

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FCC Announces the Issuance of Initial Allocation of TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund

DATE: October 16, 2017 The FCC announced the issuance today of an initial allocation of the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund in the total amount of $1 billion to begin to reimburse eligible full power and Class A broadcasters and multichannel video programming distributors for their repacking costs. The initial allocation of funds will help stations cover upfront expenditures, equipment down payments, and other charges....

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Public Media Company CEO Speaks to PBS TechCon About ATSC 3.0

The new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard won’t wash your car, fold your laundry or provide tomorrow’s winning lottery numbers. Beyond that, though, broadcasters attending PBS TechCon are being promised a wide array of benefits from the next-generation digital TV system that’s a focus of this year’s convention. “There is really a significant opportunity for increased service,” Public Media Company CEO Marc Hand told a...

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Upcoming ATSC 3.0 Meeting for Station Leaders

Join our upcoming meeting for station leaders on emerging ATSC 3.0 broadcasting technology. Our next session will be in Las Vegas, NV, November 9th & 10th. Space is still available, so please email us at info@publicmedia.co if you are interested in attending. And a big thanks to everyone who attended our first two sessions in Baltimore and Detroit!...

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Pub TV Leaders Learn About New Digital Television Standard

Public Media Company hosted the first of three informational meetings for senior station executives to learn more about the upcoming ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard. The upcoming transition to a new digital television standard will require a cultural shift within public television, station executives heard during a meeting examining opportunities and challenges of the new technology. ATSC 3.0, developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee,...

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Meetings for Station Leaders Will Focus on ATSC 3.0 TV Broadcast Standard

Public Media Co. is hosting three meetings for station executives to learn more about the upcoming ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard. “The overall goal is to bring smaller groups of stations together over two days to focus on giving station managers a firm grounding in ATSC 3.0 and the implications for public television from a mission, business, revenue and strategic perspective,” said Marc Hand, CEO of...

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ATSC 3.0 – New Standards and the Future of Broadcasting

The Quello Center is co-hosting a two-day meeting with the Public Media Company (PMC); the event will bring public television station general managers together to discuss the potential of Advanced Television Systems Committee standards 3.0 (ATSC 3.0) for digital television to enhance the public service offerings that public broadcasters can offer their local communities, with an emphasis on opportunities in education. The event will...

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Public television spectrum valued at up to $6.8 billion in FCC auction

A recently completed computer simulation commissioned by Public Media Company from CRA International Inc. predicts that television spectrum held by public TV stations could be valued at as much as $6.8 billion in the FCC auction taking place this year. Actual outcomes of the auction will vary based upon which stations participate, as well as the amount of broadcast spectrum the FCC decides to...

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Historic Merger Finalized for South Florida PBS

“Throughout the merger process, we have been honored by the support of our communities in creating a joint organization that can dramatically increase the level of public media service to South Florida,” said WPBT2 President/CEO Dolores Sukhdeo, who will serve as CEO of South Florida PBS. “As the largest public media company in South Florida, we will be using all media platforms to achieve...

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