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LPTV In Atlanta, Portland Live Or Die By OTA

Without must carry, LP stations might rely on viewers with antennas and the willingness to receive TV over the air. One LP operator in Atlanta sees this as a challenge. He is promoting OTA reception the best he can. Another, in Portland, Ore., warns that the FCC spectrum grab is going to make it tougher for LPs and full-power stations alike.

FCC Nixes OFDM Experiment Request

An experimental license for a new system for mobile DTV transmission was denied by the FCC. The license was sought by WatchTV, a Portland, Ore., low-power TV concern headed by Greg Herman, also president of SpectrumEvolution.org, a coalition advocating for the new hybrid DTV/broadband delivery system.