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Doug Lung

Doug Lung

Doug is the VP of Technology, NBC Stations, Western Region at NBC.

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    Repack Work and ATSC 3.0 Dominate NAB Show

    June 21, 2017

    Broadcast TV antenna and transmitter manufacturers’ exhibits at the 2017 NAB Show were as packed as I’d seen since the DTV build-out a decade ago.

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    Repack Madness

    April 14, 2017

    The FCC has released the Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice and files showing auction results, including stations that gave up their spectrum and those being repacked to another channel.

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    Repack Complexities Abound

    February 22, 2017

    As I write this, Stage 4 of the reverse auction has ended and it appears likely the UHF broadcast TV band will be reduced to Channels 14–36 (470– 608 MHz).

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    Practical ATSC 3.0 at the 2016 IEEE BTS

    January 26, 2017

    This month I’m continuing my coverage of the 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium, with a focus on presentations about ATSC 3.0 and the transition from ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0.

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    IEEE-BTS Symposium Tackles Repack Complexity

    December 12, 2016

    I first attended the IEEE Broadcast Symposium 20 years ago when it was held at the Hotel Washington and it remains the “must attend” event of the fall conference schedule.

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    Repack-Ready? What to Expect

    September 14, 2016

    The FCC’s incentive auction is underway. Broadcasters have placed their bids to give up spectrum in the reverse auction and by the time you read this the forward auction should be under way.

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    Transmitter Sites: Things to Consider for ATSC 3.0

    July 26, 2016

    Many stations will replace transmitters, RF systems, line and antennas as part of the channel repack after the incentive auction and it makes sense to select gear that will work for ATSC 3.0.

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    Coming Soon: ATSC 3.0!

    June 22, 2016

    A successful plug-fest in Baltimore, an impressive display of ATSC 3.0 technology at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, an FCC Public Notice requesting comment on a widely supported request to allow broadcasters’ use of ATSC 3.0, and a packed 2016 ATSC Broadcast Television Conference-“Countdown to Launch” in Washington, D.C. in May indicates ATSC 3.0 may soon be coming to a TV or tablet near you!

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