5 Secrets About TV that Wireless Carriers Don’t Want you to Know

The following is a Public Service Message to all Television Broadcasters:  


Now that we have your attention, please allow me to explain.

This week, the FCC incentive auctions kicked off.  The reverse incentive auctions are intended to COERCE Television Broadcasters to sell their crucial UHF spectrum back to the FCC, so that wireless carriers can buy this TV spectrum, and then MONETIZE what used to be free clear-to-air public TV.

What TV Broadcasters need to know, is that your TV spectrum is seriously undervalued.  What you may not know (yet) is that Airwavz.tv portable digital TV antennas can double, even triple your spectrum valuation.   We estimate that TV spectrum is 300% undervalued in downtown New York, compared to wireless spectrum in Manhattan – primarily due to the inability for TV to reach a mobile audience.

TV Spectrum in NY worth $5.18 /MHz
Airwavz TV antennas can potentially grow TV spectrum value by 300%. Our patented TV antennas extend TV to a global mobile audience.

How can Airwav.tv increase your spectrum valuation so significantly?

We make “QuarterBack”, a portable, digital TV antenna for smartphone and tablets, that extends the reach of TV to a mobile audience, using legacy smartphones and tablets.

So, TV owners and smartphone users:

These are the 5 secrets that Wireless Carriers don’t want you to know about TV…

  1. Television is the only ultra-wide, ultra-fast, ultra-scalable wireless transport network available today in the U.S.A without a subscription
  2. 59 million Americans rely on free clear-to-air TV for daily news, weather, sports and entertainment (Source: NAB)
  3. Top 30 Nielsen ranked shows available on free TV
  4. Wireless carriers specifically purchasing TV spectrum for mobile video
  5. Unlike cellular networks, TV has unparalleled coverage across hundreds of miles, with the ultra-capacity to serve millions of consumers simultaneously within Net Neutrality principles

TV Broadcasters, keep your spectrum, and carry on.

Why We Love TV (and Why You Should Too!)

Last week the Who’s Who in Television Broadcasting gathered for the ATSC Conference on May 10 & 11 2016.  The event was held in the Reagan International Trade Center, adjacent to the White House.

Special thanks to Dave Arland for hosting the Consumer TV Products panel and giving Airwavz.tv a public forum to officially announce our first flagship portable, digital TV antenna and receiver for smartphones and tablets called “QuarterBack™”

Our message at the conference was simple: “We love TV, and you will love TV too once you experience QuarterBack on your smartphone” Why? Because QuarterBack makes getting TV on your mobile easy, fast, beautiful, satisfying, immersive and immediately gratifying.

I’ve worked in the wireless data industry and mobile device product development since 1995, and I’ve done extensive research on why TV spectrum has never been included in mobile devices.  Turns out Airwavz.tv not only had to solve a very hard scientific and technical hardware problem, we also need to solve a political problem.

The political problem is that our citizen right to access free over-the-air TV is under siege by wireless carriers and cable operators who are actively pressuring the federal government to take over TV spectrum.

What Airwavz.tv knows for certain is that the new ATSC 3.0 Mobile Digital TV standards in development will only be possible if TV Broadcasters operate and own their valuable UHF TV spectrum.  UHF is is critical for the ability of a mobile device to receive adequate signal strength indoors, maintain a connection while in motion, and have the proper power consumption controls.

Aiwavz.tv strongly opposes the FCC Incentive Auctions, and we encourage TV Broadcasters NOT to sell their spectrum back to the FCC.

Feel free to reach out to Airwavz.tv for more information about QuarterBack™, the FCC incentive auctions, the spectrum re-pack, or spectrum allocation for wireless carriers.


Our Mailing Address is

Airwavz Inc.
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Newcastle, WA 98059