Our board of director members are important to the day to day operations of the ATBA," according to Lee Miller, ATBA Communications Director.
Gary Cocola, ATBA Board Chairman, Cocola Broadcasting Companies, KMBY
is hosting an LPTV awards show at NAB 2015, with prized for best station, talk show, special, commercial, PSA, mixed media campaign, creative programming and promo campaign.
We are excited to continue partnering with the ATBA, which brings incredible knowledge of the LPTV and translator industries as well as robust advocacy for the issues that matter most to those communities," says Rick Kaplan, NAB Executive Vice President.
The Advanced Television Broadcast Alliance continues to promote the protection and advancement of both low-power stations and translators," says Louis Libin, ATBA Executive Director.
stated, "This ruling is consistent with the common sense reflected in established FCC practice and policy regarding other LPTV construction permits and in other contexts as well.
The Report and Order released on Monday shows that the FCC has declared war on Low Power Television (LPTV); and LPTV will not and cannot roll over just to save Chairman Wheelers incentive auction," said Louis Libin, Executive Director of the ATBA.
The ATBA is troubled by the FCC position on LPTV in the R&O knowing that their actions "will result in some viewers losing the services of these stations, may strand the investments displaced LPTV and TV translator licensees have made in their existing facilities, and may cause displaced licensees that choose to move to a new channel to incur the cost of doing so.
I was both delighted and encouraged by Commissioner Clyburn's presence and reassurance to broadcasters," said Rod Payne, ATBA Chairman.
Commissioner Clyburn spoke strongly and directly on the benefits of LPTV, local, diverse and ethnic broadcasting," said Louis Libin, ATBA executive director.
The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance recently bestowed honor to three legends in the Low-Power TV/Television Broadcast world at the ATBA hosted event during the NAB Show in Las Vegas last week.
I was excited to be present when the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance honored true pioneers of the broadcast industry," said Rod Payne, ATBA Chairman.