<![CDATA[On February 5, 2019, NHMC’s policy team attended a luncheon hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to discuss how consumers will be affected by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) TV Repack. As a result of the Commission’s recent Spectrum Incentive Auction, some television broadcast stations have been assigned to a new channel and will change the frequency from which they broadcast. Consumers who rely on free local broadcasts via an antenna will need to rescan their TV or converter box in order to access the local channels that have been reassigned. This process happen in in ten phases scheduled to continue into 2020. NAB convened stakeholders from industry, civil rights organizations, and consumer protection groups to discuss the best way to communicate critical information and rescan instructions. Over twelve million Latino households still rely on free TV broadcast programming for news. Ensuring that consumers are well informed about the transition and remain connected to important information over the airwaves during the transition remains a top priority for groups working with NAB and the FCC on this initiative. More information about the TV Repack and how it will affect your community can be found in English and Spanish at TVAnswers.org.
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
Los Angeles, CA