CTB Spectrum

CTB is aggregating UHF spectrum in major markets and transportation corridors nationwide, developing the first nationwide, converged broadcast wireless content delivery network for carriers, broadcasters, programmers, and content owners.

Urban & Rural Coverage

CTB is aggregating spectrum in both metro markets and rural areas via “Lease to Purchase” options, JV’s with both full power and low power station owners, and by leveraging the rural filing window at the FCC to complete CTB’s “corridor” strategy.

Why LPTV?

A major part of CTB’s spectrum strategy is centered on “low-power TV” licenses. However, using CTB’s proprietary multi-frequency reuse technology (MFN) with distributed transmission systems (DTS), makes the term “low power” “a misnomer as LPTV channels can be operated at power levels up to 15,000 watts (a very high power level in the cellular world).

Moreover, LPTV has a number of unique advantages:

  • Covers most of the population of the United States.
  • 100% overlap with full power TV (FCC), covering >280M pops.
  • Approximately 7,000 stations including Class A and translators.
  • Most markets have multiple LPTV licenses providing significant spectrum depth.
  • No station ownership caps within or across markets.
  • Each LPTV channel has 6 MHz of UHF or VHF spectrum bandwidth.