Media Bureau announces “Pre-Auction Licensing Deadline” by which full power and Class A TV facilities must be licensed to be eligible for protection when the repack happens.
If you’re a full power or Class A TV licensee and you’d like your facilities to be eligible for protection in the channel repacking process, heads up. You’ve got until May 29, 2015 to get those facilities licensed (or at least to get a license application for them on file). That’s the latest word from the Media Bureau, which has officially designated May 29, 2015 as the Pre-Auction Licensing Deadline.
Earlier on in the development of the Incentive Auction (and related spectrum repacking) process, the Commission had concluded that all full power and Class A facilities that had been licensed by February 22, 2012 would get mandatory protection. But it also acknowledged that “discretionary protection” should be afforded to a separate subset of station facilities that had not obtained a digital license by that date. To qualify for discretionary protection, those facilities would have to be licensed by some “pre-auction licensing deadline” that would eventually be announced.
Now that deadline has been announced.
Facilities eligible for discretionary protection include:Continue Reading...