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U.S. makes digital deal with Mexico

Los Angeles stations affected by pact

WASHINGTON — An agreement on spectrum management between the U.S. and Mexico has eliminated a significant roadblock to the digital buildout plans of five Los Angeles stations.

The agreement allows the stations to begin transmitting digital signals within 15 days after notifying Mexico. The deal was signed by Federal Communications Commission chairman Bill Kennard and Mexico’s Undersecretary of Communications Jorge Nicolin.

“This (agreement) in conjunction with recent notification approvals from Canada, means that the 42 U.S. TV stations in the top 10 markets that are expected to bring DTV operations in the next three to nine months can do so without having to wait for further approval from either Mexico or Canada.”

The affected stations are KABC, KTLA and KNBC which are scheduled to go on the air with digital signals Nov. 1. Also affected by the agreement are KCBS and KTTV which are scheduled to go digital May 1, 1999.

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