Broadcasters Want More Transition Time After FCC Auction

Law360, Washington (October 31, 2016, 6:53 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to move TV stations after the broadcast incentive auction is promising but the agency is too committed to a 39-month window for the switch, the National Association of Broadcasters has told the FCC, calling the time frame “arbitrary and inflexible.”

The NAB said in comments posted publicly Monday that the proposal, with some changes, could work well but the FCC should prioritize TV viewers' interests and adjust the deadline. The agency floated a plan in September for moving stations to new...
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