OAB News Archive

What’s Next for Next Gen TV? FCC Seeks Comments on The Status of Next Gen TV and Sunset of Two Rules.

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022

The FCC has just released a Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-22-47A1.pdf seeking comments on the state of the Next Generation Television (“Next Gen TV” or “ATSC 3.0”) transition, and on the scheduled sunset of two rules adopted in 2017.  Generally, the FNPRM seeks comments on the progress of broadcasters’ voluntary deployment of ATSC 3.0 service and the current state of the ATSC 3.0 marketplace,


FCC Sets Comment Period for Franken FM NPRM

Posted On: Jun 22, 2022

The FCC has set the comment period in the FM6 (a/k/a Franken FM) proceeding.  Comments with respect to the FCC’s May 18th Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will be due on July 18th, 2022. Reply comments will be due on August 1, 2022. Those who wish to comment should refer to the filing instructions provided in paragraph 60 of the NPRM.


National Association of Broadcasters Launches Campaign Supporting Ukrainian Children

Posted On: Jun 14, 2022

Washington, D.C.– The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced the launch of a public service campaign to further support children displaced by the war in Ukraine. The campaign will run on World Refugee Day (June 20) and all proceeds will be donated to UNICEF USA to support UNICEF’s emergency response and humanitarian work in Ukraine and neighboring countries….

NAB Leadership Foundation Launches Fellowship Honoring Programming Executive Emerson Coleman

Posted On: Jun 08, 2022

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF), in partnership with Hearst Television, announced a new fellowship program honoring the legacy of distinguished broadcast professional Emerson Coleman last night at the Celebration of Service to America Awards. Through the Emerson Coleman Fellowship (ECF), NABLF and Hearst Television will work to create a more diverse workforce at every level of the broadcast industry that is representative of the communities served. …

NAB Leadership Foundation Honors Broadcasters’ Public Service at Celebration of Service to America Awards

Posted On: Jun 07, 2022

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF) announced the recipients of the 2022 Celebration of Service to America Awards at a gala held tonight at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. The awards were announced live and presented to recipients in eight categories recognizing local broadcasters’ outstanding service to their communities….

NAB Leadership Foundation to Honor Legendary Artist and Entertainer Patti LaBelle

Posted On: Jun 03, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Award-winning entertainer, author and entrepreneur Patti LaBelle will receive the Service to America Leadership Award from the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF) during the Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 7 at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. LaBelle joins chef and humanitarian José Andrés as a recipient of this year’s Service to America Leadership Award, NABLF’s highest individual citation that is presented in recognition of honorees’ commitment to advocacy…

FEMA Administrator Highlights Important Role of Broadcasters During Disasters

Posted On: Jun 02, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) released a new NAB Podcast episode today featuring a discussion between NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell about the importance of emergency preparedness. Their conversation highlighted how broadcasters help disaster relief agencies prepare, inform and serve local communities during this year’s hurricane and wildfire seasons….