Azteca America has moved its Los Angeles affiliation (the country’s largest Hispanic DMA) to full-power KJLA. The decision to move to KJLA follows the sale of Azteca’s KAZA in the FCC spectrum auction last year. The station will carry the network’s premier programming, including entertainment, adventure series and sports programming, as well as the network’s […]
Los Angeles stations KLCS and KJLA have concluded their channel sharing trials, and the results are good news for the FCC, which hopes to auction off a large chunk of the broadcast airwaves to mobile carriers next year. Their report, released to the public on Friday, found there are few technical barriers to two broadcasters sharing the same 6 MHz channel.
The TV airwaves over Los Angeles got a bit more crowded last month as two stations tested whether sharing the same broadcast channel is feasible. Their report could determine whether the FCC’s upcoming incentive auction succeeds.
The FCC, as had been expected, approved a CTIA plan to partner with two Los Angeles TV stations to conduct a pilot project with the aim of showing that the stations can share the same broadcast spectrum.
The two Los Angeles stations, in conjunction with CTIA, ask the FCC to let them conduct a series of tests that will culminate in KLCS “hosting” KJLA’s content and transmitting a shared stream that will combine the two stations’ primary and multicast content.