ERIC Number: ED254203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of Low-Power Television for the Nonprofit Community.
Intended to provide a general understanding of the opportunities and problems associated with low power television (LPTV), this report deals with the legal, technical, financial, and marketplace issues that should be methodically assessed in order to establish an LPTV service. The three chapters in Part 1 address basic issues and provide a brief history of LPTV and the translator service that preceded it, outline Federal Communication Commissions regulations governing LPTV, and discuss transmission, channel selection, and alternative studio designs for local program origination. The market analysis of LPTV presented in Part 2 emphasizes small-market applications for nonprofit operators. Individual chapters describe a survey of nonprofit groups that have applied for LPTV licenses; review competitive technologies such as cable, direct broadcast satellite, and full-power subscription television; treat station/programming models for LPTV, including commercial and noncommercial applications; and analyze potential revenues for station/programming models. A concluding chapter discusses issues associated with the implementation of an LPTV station. Appended materials include lists of program and information resources. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; Benton Foundation, Washington, DC.