COALITION SPONSOR - 2015/16



BREAKING NEWS...
COURT ISSUES SCHEDULE
FOR THE LATINA STAY TO STOP
THE INCENTIVE AUCTION

Last week an EMERGENCY MOTION was filed by  Latina Broadcasters of Daytona Beach, LLC.  In  response,  the Court issued this schedule last Friday, and was just posted today:


So here is the schedule:

FCC has to file a response to the emergency motion by high noon this Friday, March 4th.  Latina then has to reply by 9 am Monday the 7th. And then the judges (the same ones as in the LPTV cases) will make a decision on the stay.  March Madness!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

COALITION SPONSOR - 2015/16




OVERVIEW OF THE
MAKO  REPLY BRIEF  TO THE 
COURT OF APPEALS





WHAT DO YOU THINK?

COALITION SPONSOR - 2013/14/15/16


Communications Law Attorneys representing clients before the FCC, the federal courts, and other regulatory, and governmental agencies on communications matters.

Chip Grange & Wray Fitch
(703) 873-7349 - www.gg-law.com


 FCC ISSUES NPRM FOR TV WHITE SPACE DEVICES
AMENDMENT OF PART 15 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES FOR UNLICENSED WHITE SPACE DEVICES

 NPRM PDF 

This NPRM and Order responds to a petition submitted by NAB alleging that there are data errors in the registration records for fixed devices in the white space databases, and requesting that the Commission undertake rulemaking and other actions. (Dkt No.  RM-11745 16-56 ).   Action by:  the Commission. Adopted:  02/25/2016 by NPRM. (FCC No. 16-23).  

But if you want to read the really nasty Report & Order, see below.  It was passed last year, and spells out how TV white space and unlicensed uses are changed and permitted in the post auction repacked TV band. 



COALITION COMMENTARY
What a load of carp this all is. TV White Space has been a failure with only a few devices in use, and not the HUGE new industry the FCC, Congress, and promoting industries make it out to be.  And they think it is going to get any easier or better in the repack?  No, it will get orders of magnitude harder, simply because all of the repacking LPTV and translators, never mind the thousands of outstanding new construction permits.  And that is why the FCC, at the direct request and command of MicroGoo, are attempting to approve the Vacant Channel NPRM.  

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

COALITION SPONSOR - 2014/2015/2016


    
CLASS-A AUCTION ALERT!

COALITION SPONSOR - 2015/2016


 
 


WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS FILE AN OPPOSITION TO A PETITION OF RECONSIDERATION






COALITION COMMENTARY
Now why the heck did I just give so many column inches to the WISPs? Aren't they the folks using the TV white space?  Like, free unlicensed spectrum?  And haven't they been hassling LPTV for quite a while wanting our spectrum?  Well folks, yes to all above.  But here is the reality of the situation - we is them, and them is us.  Starting with the 1999 Digital Data Services Act (DDSA), LPTV blazed the trail to use TV spectrum for wireless internet.  It took a couple years for the rulemaking after the legislation, and by then the internet bubble had burst, 9/11 had happened, and the anticipated switch to digital TV was on the horizon. Multiple LPTV operators and new investors formed ventures for wireless internet, and in the 2009 rural filing window more than 2000 new construction permits were applied for directly related to wireless internet.  But then the National Broadband Plan came out, and the incentive auction legislation was rammed through, and all LPTV plans ground to a halt.  Internet age industrial policy slammed shut the financing.  But while this was happening, the wireless internet industry was taking off using unlicensed spectrum.  With 3000 new providers, the concept which LPTV pioneered proved itself.  Imagine now what could be done with ATSC 3.0 using an all IP transport, communications, and interactivity toolset.  We is them, and them is us.
 
ATTENTION READERS
WE ARE LAUNCHING LATER THIS WEEK  A NEW SECTION OF THIS NEWSLETTER  FOR THOSE OF YOU WANTING TO BUY OR SELL
LPTV STATIONS, LICENSES & NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
AND  TO ASSIST IN THE  LEASING OF  DIGITAL SUBCHANNELS. 

PLEASE CONTACT ME TO BE PART OF OUR LAUNCH
MAKE SOME MONEY NOW WITH THE ASSETS YOU HAVE.



CHECK OUT WHERE THE MONEY IS


NAB FILES OPPOSITION TO PETITIONS OF RECONSIDERATION FROM
WISPA,  MICROSOFT,  GOOGLE
CARLSON/CAL.NET

from the filing...


COALITION SPONSOR - 2015/2016



LPTV AFFILIATES WANTED NATIONWIDE
CLEARED IN SF, LA, CHICAGO, HOUSTON, DALLAS, FRESNO...





WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO LPTV?
The audience for PBS programming is the same as for LPTV.  When you flip through the digital dial of OTA programming, the homes with antenna watch the primaries, PBS, and LPTV.  If PBS says its' programming serves many niche audiences, well so do we.  Same fraking spectrum, just less power, and of course our public service obligations.
        




COALITION SPONSOR - 2013/14/15/16
COALITION SPONSOR - 2014/2015/2016



COALITION SPONSOR - 2015/2016




COALITION SPONSOR - 2015/2016


Peter Tannenwald
703-812-0404    tannenwald@fhhlaw.com

COALITION SPONSOR - 2015/2016



COALITION SPONSOR - 2016


 

STAND-UP AND 
BE HEARD!

Start off the NAB Show in Las Vegas on Sunday night with the 
2016 Save LPTV Rally and industry gathering, and all around informative and good time. 
 
Last year's event drew a crowd over 300 licensees, and many product and service providers.  


2016 SPONSORS (AS OF 2/15/16)
       

     

                   

       
                
     

              


HELP US SELL OUT OUR 2016 SPONSORSHIPS!

 


SPONSORSHIP  DEADLINE
BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW!

TO BE LISTED IN THIS 
YEAR'S LPTV INDUSTRY DIRECTORY AND INCENTIVE AUCTION SURVIVAL GUIDE
PLEASE GO FILL OUT
THIS FORM FOR YOUR FREE LISTING. 

>  FREE LISTING
>  PREMIUM LISTINGS
>  DISPLAY ADS 
 




If you would like to be part of our collective effort to make sure LPTV and TV translators are treated fairly in the Incentive Auction and channel repacking JOIN US today!


Mike Gravino
Director
LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition
(202) 604-0747
lptvcoalition@gmail.com
http://www.lptvcoalition.com