By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 11-14-19

Microsoft told the FCC this week it has issues with broadcasters’ effort to extend their TV signals via distributed transmission systems (DTS).

It’s not the use of DTS, which the computer giant said definitely has upsides, but how broadcasters might be able to use it.

The National Association of Broadcasters and America’s Public Television Stations, representing commercial and noncommercial broadcasters, respectively, last month asked the FCC to tweak its DTS rules given the potential the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard provides to more efficiently use DTS.

“Stations could enhance service to viewers by improving coverage throughout their service areas and offering improved mobile coverage without the risk of encroaching on the service of stations in adjacent markets,” they told the FCC.  » Read More