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Repacking

Post Incentive Auction Television Transition Data Files, July 3, 2017, including press release.  Data files related to the post-auction transition. Updated October 30, 2017.

INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND MEDIA BUREAU SEEK COMMENT ON POST-INCENTIVE AUCTION TRANSITION SCHEDULING PLAN
MB Docket No. 16-306
GN Docket No. 12-268
Released: September 30, 2016
Comments Due: October 31, 2016
Reply Comments Due: November 15, 2016

Comments from the National Association of Broadcasters, October 28, 2016.

Select Articles/Statements on the Repacking

Eggerton, John, Hill Pushes Pai to Hold to TV Station Repack Timeline, Broadcasting & Cable, October 16, 2017.

Eggerton, John, FCC Allocates $1 Billion in Initial Repack Funding, Broadcasting & Cable, October 16, 2017.

Kirkpatrick, Dan, Incentive Auction Second Priority Filing Window Opens: What to Know, CommLawBlog, September 21, 2017.

Eggerton, John, House Packs a Lot Into Repack Hearing, Broadcasting & Cable, September 7, 2017.

Munson, Ben, It’s ‘absurd’ broadcasters could be forced off air by channel repack, NAB says, FierceCable, August 25, 2017.

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MICHAEL O’RIELLY ON COST ESTIMATES FOR INCENTIVE AUCTION REPACK, July 14, 2017.

INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY REIMBURSABLE COST ESTIMATE FOR THE POST-AUCTION BROADCAST TRANSITION, July 14, 2017.

Gibbs, Colin, FCC’s repacking effort may far exceed 39 months: Guggenheim, FierceCable, March 31, 2017.

FCC to Expand Channel Sharing Options for Post-Auction Repack, CommLawBlog, March 21, 2017.

ATSC 3.0

FCC Authorizes Next Gen TV Broadcast Standard, Press Release, November 16, 2017

  • News Release: Pdf
  • Pai Statement: Pdf
  • Clyburn Statement: Pdf
  • O’Rielly Statement: Pdf
  • Carr Statement: Docx Pdf
  • Rosenworcel Statement: Pdf

Filings for GN Docket No. 16-142 (more than 300 filings), including One Media/Sinclair filings.

Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Joint Petition for Rulemaking of APTS, AWARN Alliance, CTA, and NAB Seeking to Authorize Permissive Use of The ?Next Generation TV? Broadcast Television Standard, GN Docket No. 16-142, Public Notice, April 26, 2016.
Key Dates:
Released On: Apr 26, 2016
Comments Due: May 26, 2016
Reply Comments Due: June 27, 2016

JOINT PETITION FOR RULEMAKING by America’s Public Television Stations, Awarn Alliance, Consumer Technology Association, and National Association of Broadcasters, April 13, 2016.

Select Articles/Statements on ATSC 3.0

Eggerton, John, NAB to FCC: ATSC 3.0 Future Is Now, Broadcasting & Cable, October 12, 2017.

Eggerton, John, Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Boost TV Station Repack Fund, Broadcasting & Cable, July 26, 2017.

Eggerton, John, FCC Unanimously Approves ATSC 3.0 Rollout Proposal, February 23, 2017.

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Home page: About.  As of November 23, 2017, 193 TV stations providing 589 channels in 89 of the 210 U.S. TV markets.

Wheeler, Tom, Trump FCC deregulation threatens local broadcasting, Brookings Institution, July 11, 2017.

Low Power TV

THE INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCE PROCEDURES FOR LOW POWER TELEVISION, TELEVISION TRANSLATOR AND REPLACEMENT TRANSLATOR STATIONS DURING THE POST-INCENTIVE AUCTION TRANSITION, MB Docket No. 16-306, GN Docket No. 12-268, May 12, 2017.