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Dielectric Releases Antenna Planning Software

TV Band Repack Products Guide

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is the post incentive auction spectrum repack, including consultants and transmitter and antenna manufacturers (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are […]

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Dielectric Intros New High-VHF Antenna Design

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FCC Auction Taking Toll On TV RF Vendors

As a result of the uncertainity over the FCC’s plans to auction and repack the TV spectrum, stations are putting off investments in transmission gear. The latest victim is Electronics Research Inc., which just laid off 22 employees.

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FCC Auction Taking Toll On TV RF Vendors

As a result of the uncertainity over the FCC’s plans to auction and repack the TV spectrum, stations are putting off investments in transmission gear. The latest victim is Electronics Research Inc., which just laid off 22 employees.

Dielectric: Smith’s $5M Insurance Policy

The CEO of Sinclair says that he felt he had to rescue Dielectric from going out of business to guarantee support and parts for all the Dielectric transmission gear he has in the field. “This was an insurance policy for us. I now know if I get hit under any circumstance, I own all the intellectual property involved in creating any replacement parts for anything I need.”

Sinclair Steps In To Buy Dielectric

Sinclair CEO David Smith: “Dielectric has supplied more than two-thirds of the TV industry’s high-power antennas, and its name is synonymous with expert engineering and quality products. We feel fortunate to have this opportunity to acquire the Dielectric intellectual property and assets related to our most critical infrastructure.”

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Richmond Stations’ Antenna Fix Delayed

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Figuring Out Life After Dielectric

The TV antenna manufacturer’s many clients are wondering who will service their existing RF systems and who will emerge to sell them new ones. Demand could shoot up greatly if the FCC OKs band repacking following a spectrum auction. Possible solutions could be current U.S. competitors to Dielectric as well as a number of foreign firms.

Dielectric Ends Broadcast Antenna Business

Citing difficult global economic conditions in the broadcast marketplace, longtime broadcast technology manufacturer Dielectric announced Friday that it’s closing down its antenna business.