MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES SYMPOSIUM ON \"CURRENT AND FUTURE TRENDS IN THE BROADCAST RADIO AND TELEVISION INDUSTRIES\".
Media Bureau to host a Symposium
on Thursday, November 21, 2019
WTF? The MB is hosting a symposium of the future of broadcast TV, and for some reason or another, we Class A, LPTV, and indie/civic translator groups are not part of it? So, are we not part of "the" future, or maybe we are not part of "their" future? I am going to give you a key data point, so get ready to be enlightened...
There will be more ATSC 3.0 "radiators" lit up by LPTV alone than there will be by the full power primary stations. And they will be lit up faster by years than the full powers. It is "our" 3.0 ecosystem the full powers will be entering, which will be populated with our early adopter viewers and data users. Don't forget, LPTV can convert to 3.0 without any coverage repilcation requirement.
FCC Broadcast Station Totals July 9, 2019