National Association of Broadcasters
12/10/17 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC --Over one million more residents in the Los Angeles area tuned into local newscasts on broadcast TV stations last week than the previous week as wildfires raged across Southern California, according to data from ratings measurement service Nielsen. Viewership of local evening newscasts soared across all seven news-producing broadcast television stations in Los Angeles compared to last month’s rating sweeps period.
12/04/17 9:00 pm
12/03/17 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to passage of comprehensive tax reform legislation by the Senate, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
11/27/17 9:00 pm
11/19/17 9:00 pm
National EAS Test Results Look Positive, But There Are Issues
Posted on 09-29-17 by Suzan
Concerns over audio quality, IPAWS poll
Phil Kurz, TV Technology
WASHINGTON—Anecdotal evidence points to general success of yesterday’s national EAS system test, according to broadcasters and a major EAS equipment vendor. However, despite the test’s overall success, a nagging known problem stemming from FCC rules that require no delay in the turnaround and transmission of EAS messages persists.
“Overall, from the information that we have gotten so far, it sounds like the EAS test was a success,” says Ed Czarnecki, senior director, Strategic & Government Affairs at Monroe Electronics.
Today’s the Day: Nationwide EAS Test and Form 2 Deadline Arrive
Posted on 09-27-17 by Suzan
Lauren Lynch Flick, Pillsbury Law Firm
Earlier this week, the FCC and FEMA released a final reminder that this year’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will occur today, September 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM Eastern Time. The test will be transmitted in both English and Spanish and broadcasters will choose which one to air in their communities.
The agencies had reserved October 4th as a backup date for the test in the event that an emergency was ongoing that could lead to confusion around the test. They decided not to fall back on that option despite Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria recently causing much destruction. They did, however, acknowledge the disruption those events caused by giving broadcasters in the affected areas additional time to meet their various filing obligations connected to the national EAS test.
Did You Know? New Rules For Short Towers
Posted on 09-21-17 by Suzan
Here is one of those “Did you know?” questions: Did you know that broadcast towers between 50 feet and 200 feet above ground level now have to be painted according to the FAA color directive?
Probably you are thinking “Fake News.” But that is only because it is a new law that has not been communicated very well to broadcasters and tower owners.