Channel Sharing Workshop

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
445 12th St., SW, Commission Meeting Room, Washington, DC

On May 1, 2012, the Commission announced details for its May 22, 2012 channel sharing workshop. The focus of the workshop was on how broadcasters are approaching the financial and strategic opportunities presented by channel sharing. Panelists discussed the practical business and operational challenges and potential solutions that broadcasters who are considering channel sharing are facing. The discussion was followed by audience questions and comments.


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           Break
11:15 – 12:00           Panel Discussion (continued)
12:00                      Adjournment