FCC Launches Repack Consumer Call Center

Posted On: Feb 08, 2019

The NAB has been working closely with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Incentive Auction Task Force to ensure viewers do not lose access to their local TV stations during station frequency moves due to the spectrum repack.
This week the FCC announced a consumer call center to help viewers navigate the rescan process that must occur each time a station transitions to a new frequency.

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Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effect

Posted On: Feb 08, 2019

Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effective
By David Oxenford on February 8, 2019 Posted in AM Radio, FCC Fines, FM Radio, General FCC, Television
As we wrote here, at the FCC’s December meeting, the FCC was scheduled to adopt an order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters post a physical copy of their licenses and other instruments of authorization at their control points or transmitter sites.

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Reminder – OAB LBS Webinar

Posted On: Feb 07, 2019

Reminder – Upcoming Webinar!
February 12, 9:00am start

NOTE: these webinars are usually one-hour, depending how many questions come from the stations. 
Renewing Your Automotive Strategies for 2019
Broadcasters: Your auto dealers are facing a more challenging road this year, and it’s the right time for you to gain business from those dealers who have put you off in the past.

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Michael C. Groshong

Posted On: Feb 06, 2019

OAB Members – I’m sorry to inform you that long time Oregon Broadcaster Mike Groshong, passed away January 19, 2019. Below is his obituary.

Michael C. Groshong, passed away January 19, 2019 at Riverbend Hospital in Springfield, Oregon. He was born to Carroll and Edith Groshong on March 10,

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Groundbreaking NAB Show Session Transports Creative Professionals and Scientists to Future of Content Production

Posted On: Feb 06, 2019

NAB Show will feature an exclusive keynote session that provides a front-row seat to the future of content creation. The session, produced by Amazon Web Services, will explore the latest cloud-based media workflows combined with advanced machine learning to deliver next-level, immersive viewing experiences. The keynote event is divided into three acts and will take place Wednesday, April 11 at 11 a.m. on the NAB Show Main Stage in the North Hall of the Las Vegas…

YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan to Headline 2018 NAB Show Opening

Posted On: Feb 05, 2019

Neal Mohan, chief product officer for YouTube, will headline the 2018 NAB Show Opening on Monday, April 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Mohan will discuss the future of TV and entertainment and how the intersection of content, hardware and software is allowing media companies to reach more audiences in new ways. …

FCC Sets Up Re-Scan Help Desk for Consumers Dealing With TV Repacking

Posted On: Feb 05, 2019

FCC Sets Up Re-Scan Help Desk for Consumers Dealing With TV Repacking
By David Oxenford on February 5, 2019 Posted in Digital Television, Incentive Auctions/Broadband Report, Television

The FCC yesterday announced that it is setting up a consumer help desk, where operators will be standing by to answer questions about rescanning the TV spectrum to find TV stations that have changed channels due to the repacking of the TV band.

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