By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 11-24-20

The FCC is seeking comment on a National Association of Broadcasters petition to clarify the application of the FCC’s ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) rules to multicast streams. Those are the extra channels broadcasters got in the switch to digital.

As the Media Bureau framed the issue in issuing the request for comment, “NAB asks the Commission to recognize that in simulcasting arrangements involving multicast streams, the licensee who originated the programming rather than the licensee whose facilities are being used to distribute the programming is responsible for the programming.”

Commenters have until Dec. 24 to comment and Jan. 25 to reply, which would push the proceeding past when a new FCC takes over under President Joe Biden. » Read More