Raycom Goes With GatesAir For Repack Act


One of the nation’s largest privately owned broadcast TV companies has partnered with GatesAir to provide transmitters and installation services made necessary from the TV spectrum repack.

Raycom Media‘s deal with GatesAir covers 65 TV stations in 44 markets impacted by the repack.

The agreement includes broadband transmitters, RF systems; and installation services from GatesAir.

Based on each site’s specific requirements, Raycom Media will acquire Maxiva UHF liquid-cooled and/or Maxiva UHF and VHF air-cooled high-efficiency transmitters. All will integrate GatesAir’s new ATSC 3.0-ready Maxiva XTE exciter; and the latest generation of GatesAir RTAC software. All Maxiva transmitters are based on GatesAir’s PowerSmart Plus technology.

“With the spectrum repack now well underway, stations know their channel assignments and have begun the transition process,” said GatesAir VP/Sales Joe Mack.

GatesAir is a portfolio company of The Gores Group.