NAB PROPOSES TO LIMIT LPTV DTS IMPACTS
COMMISSIONED STUDY BY LEADING CONSULTING ENGINNERING FIRM SHOWS DEMINIS IMPACTS, OR DOES IT? DETAILS NEEDED FOR NPRM.
some of the other Reply Comments filings...
This is an important filing folks, as it lays out how NAB and the primary stations want to expand out to the 36 dBu for new Digital Transmission System facilities. The study seems like it simulated the problem from an idealized sceanrio and does not reflect an exact market by market one. Even if only 10% of LPTV are impacted on the low end, that is still 100's of stations, and that number could go much higher.
LPTV stations long serving the rims of DMA, and which are licensed to serve inbetween full powers, may be pushed on by adjacent DMA stations and displace them. Same with
We do not want to yell that the sky is falling, but for many LPTV, the threat of a potential displacement, years before the full powers deploy 3.0 looks very real. The submitted comments and study are only to get the NPRM open for the rulemaking, so we got time to go into the details, but this will require digilence on our part. And, there is a tremendous opportunity for LPTV to deploy unlimited DTS corridors and clusters of its' own.
But the bottom line is that the full powers need to start LPTV and turn them into translators which will create a much more robust SFN opportunity.