NAB To FCC: Nix ‘Self-Serving Anti-Consumer Stalling’


One week ago (12/2), the American Television Alliance (ATVA) requested a delay in response to a FCC petition for rulemaking that would allow broadcasters, on a voluntary basis, to begin transmitting using the Next Generation TV standard.

The NAB voiced its opinion on Thursday (12/8), stating in a letter to FCC Secretary Marlene Dortch that the Commission should disregard ATVA’s “self-serving anti-consumer stalling” and promptly issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will “encourage innovation and competition in an evolving media and telecommunications ecosystem.”

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Adam R Jacobson is a veteran radio industry journalist and advertising industry analyst with general, multicultural and Hispanic market expertise. From 1996 to 2006 he served as an editor at Radio & Records.