Project Details

With the increasing popularity of television streaming, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sold the television frequencies known as a broadcast spectrum to cellular companies which forced all TV stations to change broadcast frequencies while also transitioning from analog transmitters to digital. Making the switch was no easy task – the existing transmitter had to remain operational while construction was on-going. In order to maintain a safe working environment, BEAR built clean rooms sealed from dust in order to move elements of the old systems that were integrated into the new digital transmitters. With precision construction and meticulous TV engineering, the millions of viewers of NBC never noticed the spectrum switch that took place during a brief overnight time period.