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Informational posts by Dielectric for the Broadcaster
By Harvey Arnold, Vice President of Engineering, Sinclair Broadcast Group There have been a lot of misleading claims made lately on the impact that Sinclair’s acquisition of Tribune will have on the FCC’s repack process. Opponents to our merger are fabricating tales...read more
By: Kim Savage In honor of our 75th Anniversary, we have awarded a $1500 scholarship to a very impressive student, Emillie Urban, who plans to use the money to pursue an Associate’s Degree in the Precision Machining Program at Central Maine Community College (CMCC)....read more
A shortage of experienced broadcast tower crews to do the work required for the post-incentive auction repacking likely means the FCC's deadline won't be met, tower company executives and broadcast equipment manufacturers told us. Though equipment manufacturers such...read more
By: Keith Pelletier To reimburse TV broadcasters for the cost of the spectrum repack, the U.S. Congress has set aside a $1.75 billion fund to cover the cost of replacing transmission equipment. Transmitters, antennas, transmission line and professional services are...read more
By: Keith Pelletier To prevent signal interference during the Spectrum Repack, the FCC has crafted a transition plan that consists of 10 phases. Stations in each major market have been assigned to different phases so that they move to their new channels according to...read more