O’Rielly Address Set For Public TV Confab


If “KidVid” rule changes, the voluntary rollout of ATSC 3.0 and other key issues facing the FCC that pertain to broadcast television are at the top of your list of concerns, a trip to Washington, D.C. for a February 25 event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel may be worth your travel.

The topics will serve as the focal points of an address to be delivered by Republican FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly at the APTS Public Media Summit.

O’Rielly will offer his address during an early-morning breakfast session, scheduled from 7:30am-9am.

Following his remarks, APTS will hold a panel discussion on collaboration with national partners on spectrum opportunities.

New business and service opportunities, in fields ranging from precision agriculture to national security to weather alerting, will be discussed.

The session is to be moderated by Craig Fugate, the ex-administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Panelists include:

  • SpectraRep Chief Operating Officer John McCoskey
  • Iowa PBS Executive Director and General Manager Molly Phillips
  • Lieutenant General (Retired) Reynold N. Hoover, of RNHoover Consulting LLC
  • WKAR Public Media Director of Broadcasting & GM Susi Elkins

Additional speakers at the Summit can be seen on the full schedule.