Friday, March 21, 2008, the Memorandum Opinion and Order on Reconsideration of the Seventh Report and Order and Eighth Report and Order (DA 08-72) was published in the Federal Register. This established several deadlines.
First, the Revised Final DTV Table of Allotments became effective March 21. Applications for construction permits for new channels in the Table are due June 19. Stations that filed petitions for reconsideration must file applications for construction permits no later than April 21, 2008, to receive expedited processing.
Details are available in Public Notice DA 08-631.
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Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.