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Did anyone else hear that KOFY is shutting down operation due to selling out in the auction?

First I've heard of this but it wouldn't surprise me.

I wonder how many stations are going to low VHF? I just heard another one going that way. This could be a benefit for you if your stations don't get kicked off the air. OTA viewers are going to need a low VHF antenna.

Good to hear you bought a MyGOTV and like it. So far the battery in mine is holding up. If I get a few more years out of it, it may become obsolete and I won't care.

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The FCC has unanimously approved ATSC 3.0!

Details are in this article from "TV Technology":

http://www.tvtechnology.com/atsc3/00...atsc-30/280420

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Did anyone else hear that KOFY is shutting down operation due to selling out in the auction? Does anyone have a good contact number for them. Perhaps they would want to be carried on a LPTV station to be able to maintain must-carriage rights. I tried calling their main switch board, but no one answers.
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This is the first I've heard of this! Wow! That's not one of the stations I suspected of going off the air. It's a sad state of affairs, though, when no one answers the main switchboard number.

Maybe we're in for some other big surprises when the FCC releases the new station assignment list.

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not suprised at all.

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This is the first I've heard of this! Wow! That's not one of the stations I suspected of going off the air. It's a sad state of affairs, though, when no one answers the main switchboard number.

Maybe we're in for some other big surprises when the FCC releases the new station assignment list.

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KOFY was the last of two stations owned by Granite Broadcasting (well what was left of Granite..) This station wasn't making money at all. Barely any staff. Since the demise of WB, KOFY had been struggling. I was working there when the WB went away. Granite was in the throws of bankruptcy and never really made it back.
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The FCC has unanimously approved ATSC 3.0!

Details are in this article from "TV Technology":

http://www.tvtechnology.com/atsc3/00...atsc-30/280420

If I understand this (emphasis on "if") the vote allows broadcasters to get started but that official rules for ATSC 3.0 broadcasting are yet to be adopted. There's a window for feedback on the NPRM after which the commission may make changes. This is some months down the road. After that the new rules will be published in the Federal Register and become official.

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Are these the stations we think are going off in the Bay Area? More?

KAXT
KOFY
KMTP
KCSM
KTLN
KTNC

Moving:

KRCB to low VHF
KRON
KCNS
KTVU
KBCW

What about KTSF and KFSF?

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KOFY was the last of two stations owned by Granite Broadcasting (well what was left of Granite..) This station wasn't making money at all. Barely any staff. Since the demise of WB, KOFY had been struggling. I was working there when the WB went away. Granite was in the throws of bankruptcy and never really made it back.
If you take a close look at KOFY you do not see anything that is the KOFY brand, just four (4) sub streams that can be hosted by any station, and have been in the past.

We need to build a list by sub-streams going off the air and moving to other host stations. The status of the transmitter channel going off the air or being repacked may not be of any use.

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If I understand this (emphasis on "if") the vote allows broadcasters to get started but that official rules for ATSC 3.0 broadcasting are yet to be adopted. There's a window for feedback on the NPRM after which the commission may make changes. This is some months down the road. After that the new rules will be published in the Federal Register and become official.

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You are correct, except that this does not allow broadcasters to start anything. This reflects the proposed rules for ATSC 3.0; after a Report and Order adopts the rules at a later meeting, after publication in the Federal Register, then broadcasters can deploy ATSC 3.0.

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If I understand this (emphasis on "if") the vote allows broadcasters to get started but that official rules for ATSC 3.0 broadcasting are yet to be adopted. There's a window for feedback on the NPRM after which the commission may make changes. This is some months down the road. After that the new rules will be published in the Federal Register and become official.

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The way I understand it, they approved ATSC 3.0 even though it's not fully established as to how it's going to be received, so that stations could implement it when doing the modification work necessary for the post auction changes. They can do all the work at once and not do one and then have to go back and do the other.

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The way I understand it, they approved ATSC 3.0 even though it's not fully established as to how it's going to be received, so that stations could implement it when doing the modification work necessary for the post auction changes. They can do all the work at once and not do one and then have to go back and do the other.

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Hi Larry,


Have you ever seen a Roku Streaming stick for $49 or a an Amazon Fire TV Stick for $39.99 or a Chromcase Stick for $35? Within about two years you will be able to buy an ATSC 3.0 stick to hook to your TV for a similar price.


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