12.03.2004 08:00 AM
Dates and events you need to know

ATSC Advanced Common Application Platform seminar
Dec. 7 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Radisson Barcelo Hotel, Washington, D.C.
The seminar will present information on the technical basics of ACAP and how it will usher in advanced interactive services for viewers.
For more information, visit www.atsc.org.

Diversity Advisory Committee to meet
Dec. 10 — 1 p.m.
Florida Memorial College, 15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, FL
The FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age will hear reports and recommendations from three subcommittees.
For more information, visit www.fcc.gov.

Application deadline for next SBE exam dates
Deadline: Dec. 27 for Feb. 4 to Feb. 14 exams
For more information, visit www.sbe.org.

Extension of reply comments on FCC NOI on localism in broadcasting
Reply comment deadline: Jan. 3, 2005
The Media Bureau has announced the extension of the comment period on an FCC Notice of Inquiry into whether the commission should take action to promote localism in TV and radio broadcasts.

Nominations for NCTA 2005 Vanguard Awards deadline
Deadline: Jan. 21, 2005
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association is seeking nominations for its highest honor, the Vanguard Awards. The association presents awards in several categories, including Science and Technology.
Nomination forms are available at www.thenationalshow.com.

Full implementation deadline for ATSC PSIP standard required by A/65
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2005
Established by the FCC in its Second DTV Periodic Review Report and Order, the deadline requires full implementation of the ATSC Program System and Information Protocol, PSIP, standard to the extent that ATSC A/65B requires.

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