Goto Section: 74.690 | 74.702 | Table of Contents

FCC 74.701
Revised as of December 2, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  74.701   Definitions.

   (a) Television broadcast translator station. A station in the broadcast
   service operated for the purpose of retransmitting the programs and
   signals of a television broadcast station, without significantly
   altering any characteristic of the original signal other than its
   frequency and amplitude, for the purpose of providing television
   reception to the general public.

   (b) Primary station. The analog television broadcast station (TV
   broadcast) or digital television station (DTV) which provides the
   programs and signals being retransmitted by a television broadcast
   translator station.

   (c) VHF translator. A television broacast translator station operating
   on a VHF television broadcast channel.

   (d) UHF translator. A television broadcast translator station operating
   on a UHF television broadcast channel.

   (e) UHF translator signal booster. A station in the broadcasting
   service operated for the sole purpose of retransmitting the signals of
   the UHF translator station by amplifying and reradiating such signals
   which have been received directly through space, without significantly
   altering any characteristic of the incoming signal other than its
   amplitude.

   (f) Low power TV station. A station authorized under the provisions of
   this subpart that may retransmit the programs and signals of a TV
   broadcast station and that may originate programming in any amount
   greater than 30 seconds per hour and/or operates a subscription
   service. (See § 73.641 of part 73 of this chapter.)

   (g) Program origination. For purposes of this part, program origination
   shall be any transmissions other than the simultaneous retransmission
   of the programs and signals of a TV broadcast station. Origination
   shall include locally generated television program signals and program
   signals obtained via video recordings (tapes and discs), microwave,
   common carrier circuits, or other sources.

   (h) Local origination. Program origination if the parameters of the
   program source signal, as it reaches the transmitter site, are under
   the control of the low power TV station licensee. Transmission of TV
   program signals generated at the transmitter site constitutes local
   origination. Local origination also includes transmission of programs
   reaching the transmitter site via TV STL stations, but does not include
   transmission of signals obtained from either terrestrial or satellite
   microwave feeds or low power TV stations.

   (i) Television broadcast booster station. A station in the broadcast
   service operated by the licensee or permittee of a full service
   television broadcast station for the purpose of retransmitting the
   programs and signals of such primary station without significantly
   altering any characteristic of the original signal other than its
   amplitude. A television broadcast booster station may only be located
   such that its entire service area is located within the protected
   contour of the primary station it retransmits. For purposes of this
   paragraph, the service area of the booster and the protected contour of
   the primary station will be determined by the methods prescribed in
   § 74.705(c).

   (j) Digital television broadcast translator station (“digital TV
   translator station”). A station operated for the purpose of
   retransmitting the programs and signals of a digital television (DTV)
   broadcast station, without significantly altering any characteristic of
   the original signal other than its frequency and amplitude, for the
   purpose of providing DTV reception to the general public.

   (k) Digital low power TV station (“digital LPTV station”). A station
   authorized under the provisions of this subpart that may retransmit the
   programs and signals of a DTV broadcast station, may originate
   programming in any amount greater than 30 seconds per hour for the
   purpose of providing digital television (DTV) reception to the general
   public and, subject to a minimum video program service requirement, may
   offer services of an ancillary or supplementary nature, including
   subscription-based services. (See § 74.790).

   (l) Digital program origination. For purposes of this part, digital
   program origination shall be any transmissions other than the
   simultaneous retransmission of the programs and signals of a TV or DTV
   broadcast station or transmissions related to service offerings of an
   ancillary or supplementary nature. Origination shall include locally
   generated television program signals and program signals obtained via
   video recordings (tapes and discs), microwave, common carrier circuits,
   or other sources.

   (m) Existing low power television or television translator station.
   When used in subpart G of this part, the terms existing low power
   television and existing television translator station refer to an
   analog or digital low power television station or television translator
   station that is either licensed or has a valid construction permit.

   (n) Suitable in core channel. When used in subpart G of this part, the
   term “suitable in core channel” refers to a channel that would enable a
   digital low power television or television translator station to
   produce a protected service area comparable to that of its associated
   analog LPTV or TV translator station.

   (o) Companion digital channel. When used in subpart G of this part, the
   term “companion digital channel” refers to a digital channel authorized
   to an existing low power television or television translator station to
   be associated with the station's analog channel.

   (p) Digital conversion channel. When used in subpart G of this part,
   the term “digital conversion channel” refers to a channel previously
   authorized to an existing low power television or television translator
   station that has been converted to digital operation.

   [ 28 FR 13722 , Dec. 14, 1963, as amended at  43 FR 1951 , Jan. 13, 1978;
    47 FR 21497 , May 18, 1982;  48 FR 21486 , May 12, 1983;  52 FR 7422 , Mar.
   11, 1987;  52 FR 31403 , Aug. 20, 1987;  62 FR 26720 , May 14, 1997;  69 FR 69331 , Nov. 29, 2004]

   


Goto Section: 74.690 | 74.702

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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