Re: TV Coalition Pitches Own National Broadband Plan
The National Association of Broadcasters response, "NAB is studying the Coalition proposal, which offers interesting ideas worth reviewing," said NAB spokesman Dennis Wharton. "Our official position continues to be the following: NAB has no quarrel with incentive auctions so long as broadcasters who choose to stay in business are held harmless. That means no material loss of viewers through repacking, compensation for forced relocation to another channel position, and the ability to deliver to our tens of millions of viewers the digital promise of full HDTV, multicasting and live and local mobile DTV."
Note that the mobile DTV part of the statement means that broadcasters can not practically be relocated from a UHF frequency to a low VHF (channels 2-6) frequency. Even the high VHF (channels 7-13) frequencies have serious problems (especially for handheld) with mobile DTV.