Public TV stations "are here to stay," and a channel-sharing test involving KLCS in Los Angeles is not designed "to prove that all broadcasters can get by with half the spectrum they're currently using," said Patrick Butler, president of the Association of Public Television Stations. The purpose of the test is to "show that all kinds of good things can happen -- for broadcasters and for the public -- with advances in compression technology and innovative business arrangements," Butler said.

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