Chief Washington Correspondent for Broadcasting & Cable
Microsoft is pushing the FCC to reserve a "white space" channel in every market in the repack of TV stations following the incentive auction, and broadcasters aren't happy.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai has tapped Rosemary Harold to head the FCC's Enforcement Bureau as chief.
An email from T-Mobile to one of his members signaling it wanted to start testing in Q4 2017, which could displace more than 45 stations that would go dark since that is before any displacement channels are being awarded.
With the close of the FCC broadcast incentive auction last week, FCC Incentive Auction Task Force chairman Gary Epstein will be exiting at the end of the month, Epstein confirmed to B&C.
The FCC is giving commenters plenty of time to weigh in on its proposal to allow TV broadcasters to start rolling out the ATSC 3.0 next gen transmission standard.
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