NAB Seeks FCC OK On NEXTGEN TV Multi-Station Multicasts


Broadcasters have begun to deploy NEXTGEN TV within their existing channel allocations to improve service to viewers with interactivity, ultra-high definition video and more.

As these deployments unfold, the NAB believes broadcasters have discovered an area “where straightforward clarification of the Commission’s current rules would help broadcasters preserve existing service to viewers and a gap in the Commission’s 2017 rules that must be addressed.”

That’s the crux of a petition for declaratory ruling and petition for rulemaking submitted by the NAB with the Commission in the matter of “GN Docket No. 16-142,” authorizing Permissive Use of the “Next Generation” Broadcast Television Standard.

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