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FCC starts churning ATSC 3.0 applications – slowly but surely

Applications regarding the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard began being processed by the FCC this week, while the commission also revealed it expects to complete the modification of its Licensing and Management System to accommodate next-gen TV applications for channel sharing stations by Q3 2019. But regardless of whether the FCC stamps the words “Accepted” or “Declined” on application forms, ATSC 3.0 hopefuls have bigger fish to worry about. The FCC has added a new step to the process intended to iron out the creases in the traditional broadcast licensing system, supposedly making the ATSC 3.0 licensing procedure easier. Many TV stations might therefore prefer to wait until later this year before these modifications to the FCC’s form 2100 are made,…

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