Arizona Broadcasters Association

The Wrap - 3/2/18 - a new copyright bill, pirates in AZ and more

Friday, March 02, 2018 8:00 AM | Anonymous


TV’s Repack Could Cost Radio Stations $50 Million 

Getting congressional support for a law change that would allow FMs to tap into the fund created to help pay for the television spectrum repack is shaping up to be a two-front battle.

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Pirates Operating In Small Markets Too

And the FCC wants them stamped out. Eric Evans in Yuma, Arizona, operating at 96.5-FM from his home, and Arthur Ware from Des Moines, Washington, operating at 88.3 from his business, are both given 10 days to shut down their illegal radio stations and explain to the government why they were doing so.

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Public TV urges FCC to exempt stations from ATSC 3.0 simulcasting rules

Public broadcasters have asked the FCC to exempt noncommercial TV stations from a regulation requiring them to transmit video in two different broadcast standards during rollout of Next Generation TV technology.

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Goodlatte Lines Up Support For Unified Music Copyright Bill

House Judiciary Committee chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is reportedly preparing to introduce an all-encompassing bill to address a number of outstanding music copyright issues.

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