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FCC Announces Details for May 22, 2012 Channel Sharing Workshop

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Released: May 1, 2012

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).



May 1, 2012 Janice Wise: 202-418-8165




Washington, D.C.: The Commission today announced details for its May 22, 2012
channel sharing workshop. The focus of the workshop will be how broadcasters are approaching
the financial and strategic opportunities presented by channel sharing. Panelists will discuss the
practical business and operational challenges and potential solutions that broadcasters who are
considering channel sharing are facing. The discussion will be followed by audience questions
and comments. Questions submitted via email will be treated confidentially.
The workshop will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at the FCC’s headquarters in
Washington, DC. It is free and open to the public, with seating available on a first-come, first-
served basis. The session will be broadcast live over the Internet at
Questions from the Internet audience can be submitted via email to
and via Twitter using the hashtag, #fcclive.


John Cunney, Head of Telecom Media Technology Practice, Santander, former Vice President,
Patrick Communications
Eric De Silva, Partner, Wiley Rein
John Hane, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Lonna Thompson, Executive Vice President and COO, Association of Public Television Stations


10:00 – 10:15
Welcoming Remarks and Overview, Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
10:15 – 11:00
Panel Discussion, Rebecca Hanson, Media Bureau, Moderator
11:00 – 11:15
11:15 – 12:00
Panel Discussion (continued)
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.
Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such
requests must include their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more
information. Requests should be made as early as possible. Please send an e-mail
to or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice),
202-418-0432 (TTY).

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