WASHINGTON -- In response to the announcement today that CTIA and Los Angeles television stations KLCS and KJLA will conduct a pilot project on channel sharing, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
"We look forward to any new information arising from this pilot program. The industry already has a good deal of technical experience with channel sharing, as many stations multicast today, which is channel sharing under another banner. On a technical level, one of the main challenges to channel sharing concerns the ability of the sharers to offer new and innovative services as they are limiting their available spectrum. On the business side, there are difficult contractual provisions that would need to be addressed. We will continue to work with any interested parties to make the process as simple as possible should stations seek to go this route."
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