April 13, 2016
Hunt Valley, MD
In response to the filing by NAB, CTA, APTS and the AWARN Alliance of a petition to the FCC to approve a new, optional ATSC 3.0-enabled broadcast transmission technology, the following statement can be attributed to David Smith, President and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
“We are delighted to see the consumer electronics and public safety industries join broadcasters in taking our joint industries into the 21st century with a dramatic improvement in our distribution capabilities. Freeing the broadcasting industry as a powerful engine of innovation has been Sinclair’s long-sought goal. This petition is an important first step, and our hope is that the FCC will move with great speed to unleash that innovation.”