FCC DTV analog vs digital coverage maps
Fri Jan 2 06:30:05 EST 2009
In a message dated 1/1/2009 9:18:12 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>Remember that the FCC assumes that all OTA television viewers have an<
>outdoor antenna 30 feet above ground.<
I know this fact very well. When I was at NBC I was the one NBC affiliites
would would direct calls from viewers to call to get approval to get the
network on their satellite dishes.
The stations would tell them they needed a 30ft antenna and they would flip
out over it. They didn't want to upset their local viewer so they blamed the
network for this rule and it was actually the individual station's call. They
could have easily approved his themselves and was entirely the local
affiliates call. They didn't want to because, at the time, such approval would have
opened the dish to ALL of the networks. So I would sent them back to the
affiliate and told them to tell the affiliate to call me if they had any
questions. There were times that I woul dhave to have NBC's communication's attorney
call an individual station to explain it to them.
Was very happy that this rule regarding home dishes was removed. Viewers
really want more than just their MTV.
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