Increasing its visibility on Capitol Hill, as its Members gain the attention of more investors than ever, is a key first effort for the recently launched LPTV Broadcasters Association.
From new construction permit regulations enacted by the FCC to increased valuations in transactions seen across 2021, low-power TV is growing — and has become more important than ever. For the LPTVBA, connecting with consumers includes the use of low-power TV stations for hyperlocal news and events, such as high school football. Then, there are the future dollars tied to the rollout of broadcast internet, which one LPTV licensee will soon move forward with.
In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, LPTVBA Executive Director Michael Lee offers a comprehensive update on why his organization seeks passage of the “Local Journalism Sustainability Act” as low-power television stations attract buyers ranging from The E.W. Scripps Co. and Gray Television to entrepreneurs including LPTVBA founder Frank Copsidas and South Asian TV programming specialist Ravi Kapur.