[SOLVED]How to find when ATSC 3.0 broadcasts will begin

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elvisimprsntr
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[SOLVED]How to find when ATSC 3.0 broadcasts will begin

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BACKGROUND

Not in a market with ATSC 3.0 broadcasts yet (WPB, FL). Summer 2021 is all https://www.watchnextgentv.com and other sites list.

I tried searching the FCC license database for stations that have at least applied for an ATSC 3.0 license, but there doesn't seem to be any information.

https://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq? ... .00&asrn=0

QUESTION

Is there a way to find out what and when stations are planning ATSC 3.0 broadcasts?
Last edited by elvisimprsntr on Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: How to find when ATSC 3.0 broadcasts will begin

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Well I emailed the FCC contact listed on the search web site. Below is his response.
Good morning,

At this time, no West Palm Beach station has filed anything with us about conversion to ATSC 3.0. Stations are not required to do so until conversion is imminent.

What you see in LMS is what I know about with certainty. I have no further information beyond that.

Have a great day.

Mark

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Re: How to find when ATSC 3.0 broadcasts will begin

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I first found out when my local station was planning to go live with 3.0 by emailing engineering at the station. I found the address on the station web site and they were very quick to get back to me.

Also, I find that this site can be quite useful: https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=atsc3

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krv wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:18 am I first found out when my local station was planning to go live with 3.0 by emailing engineering at the station. I found the address on the station web site and they were very quick to get back to me.

Also, I find that this site can be quite useful: https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=atsc3
I wonder if I could use the FCC database license information for current markets to see what fields/criteria come up in the FCC database. Then create a query for license updates for my region. Or is that basically what the rabbitears website does?

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Re: How to find when ATSC 3.0 broadcasts will begin

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Got an answer from the rabbitears webmaster.
Good morning,

Yes, the RabbitEars list pulls from the FCC database, and I do some hand-massaging of the data afterward. RabbitEars pulls from the FCC database early each morning, so if something is filed, it should appear on RabbitEars the next day.

Have a great day.

Mark
I didn’t ask if the the FCC database POC and rabbitears webmaster are the same Mark. Similar signature line.

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