Date/Time: Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Wiley Rein, 1776 K Street, NW.

The FCBA’s Mass Media and Video Programming and Distribution Committees will host a CLE on Tuesday, February 21 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. entitled “Legal Issues in the Transition to ATSC 3.0.”  The program will be held at Wiley Rein, 1776 K Street, NW.

The CLE will include three panels looking at various issues that will arise in television stations’ transition to a new transmission standard.  The first panel will provide background about the new standard and discuss the status of the FCC’s rulemaking proceeding and the issues that it will address.  The second panel will explore the financial impacts of ATSC 3.0 and legal questions involved in stations sharing facilities as part of the transition.  The third panel will discuss the impact of a new standard on MVPDs and other distributors of television signals.

AGENDA

 6:00 – 6:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

 6:05 – 6:50 p.m.         ATSC 3.0 and the FCC

Moderator:
Ann West Bobeck, Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP

Speakers:
Jerald Fritz, ONE Media, LLC
John Hane, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Alison Neplokh, Vice President, Spectrum Policy, NAB
Gerard Waldron, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

6:50 – 7:00 p.m.         Break

 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.         Managing the Transition in Local Markets

Moderator:
Wayne Johnsen, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

 Speakers:
Mark Fratrik, Sr. Vice President, Chief Economist, BIA/Kelsey
Wilson Mudge, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Jessica Rosenthal, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

7:45 – 8:30 p.m.         ATSC 3.0 and Distribution of Television Signals

Moderator:
Wayne Johnsen, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Speakers:
Joseph Di Scipio, Sr. Vice President, Legal and FCC Compliance, Fox Television Stations
Michael Nilsson, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Jason Rademacher, Special Counsel, Cooley LLP