03.19.2009 07:30 AM
Dates and events you need to know - NAB Futures Summit, SBE certification, 2009 NAB Show, and more

NAB2009 Future Summit
Date: March 22-24, 2009
Location: Pebble Beach, CA

SBE certification exam application deadline
Date: April 17
Locations: Various local chapter venues
Applications for Society of Broadcast Engineers exams administered by various local chapters June 5-15 are due April 17.

The 2009 NAB Show
Date: April 18-23, 2009
Location: Las Vegas

NTA 2009 Annual Convention
Date: May 15-17
Location: Denver West Marriot Hotel, Denver

New Mexico Broadcasters Association 2009, SBE Convention
Date: June 11-13
Location: Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM

NTIA LPTV, translator digital conversion grant application
Date:June 12
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has extended the deadline for applications from low-power TV and TV translator stations seeking grants from the Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program.

New DTV transition deadline
Date: June 12
The deadline for all full-power TV stations to complete their transition to digital transmission has been postponed to June 12 at 11:59:59 p.m. local time. Stations wishing to transition prior to the new deadline must request special temporary authority using the DTV engineering STA, including an engineering analysis, and receive approval from the commission.

Extended license and construction permit deadline
Date: June 12
The FCC has extended the construction permit deadline to build a station’s fully authorized post-transition DTV facility until June 12 at 11:59:59 p.m. local time.

DTS waiver policy proposal deadline
Date: Dec. 14
The FCC will accept proposals for waivers of its distributed transmission system policy to let stations to use DTS if it lets them continue serving analog viewers in areas that otherwise would lose digital television service.



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