Comments On FCC's Proposal To End Analog LPTVs Due December 17th
October 20, 2010 at 4:43 AM (PT)
With publication in MONDAY's FEDERAL REGISTER of the FCC's notice of proposed rulemaking to establish an analog shutoff date for low-power television stations sometime in 2012, comments on the matter are now due on DECEMBER 17th, with replies due JANUARY 18th.
LPTVs have been allowed to continue broadcasting in analog mode after full-power stations made the final transition to digital last year. The proposal would bring to an end the use in some markets of the audio carrier of low power TV stations on VHF channel 6 for virtual FM radio stations on 87.7 FM.