Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sports Groups Oppose 'White Space' Devices

The Sports Technology Alliance -- a group
comprising MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, The
PGA Tour and ESPN -- has asked the Federal
Communications Commission to consider the
interests of sports producers in settling the
dispute over introducing unlicensed devices in TV
“white spaces.” “Sports programming relies
extensively on wireless microphones and related
audio equipment in its production and
distribution. In addition, these wireless
communications systems have become an important
infrastructure element in the conduct of the
games themselves. Any interference caused by new
devices operating in the “white spaces” spectrum
will seriously impair U.S. sports event
programming and deny the American public full
enjoyment of their passion for sports."


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