FCC OKs Channel Sharing Among TV Broadcasters

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules Friday that allow broadcast television stations to share a channel while streaming their own programming, the first step toward opening up broadcast spectrum to other uses.

The Spectrum Act, passed by Congress in February as part of larger payroll tax extension legislation, calls on the FCC to hold an incentive auction for the broadcast television spectrum in order to make room for mobile broadband usage. The channel sharing outlined in the rules adopted Friday allows broadcasters to give up a portion...
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