The FCC’s Media Bureau and the Incentive Auction Task Force are (again!) reminding all television owners (including those participating in the broadcast incentive auction and those who may potentially be subject to repacking) to provide updated contact information for every station in your portfolio. Important information can reach those owners more quickly with a street address rather than a post office box, says the Bureau in a Notice.
The Commission plans to use the information to contact owners about channel reassignments related to the repack. The Bureau and the Task Force anticipate sending channel assignment information “three to four weeks after the final stage rule is met in the forward auction and the Commission’s systems have identified new post-auction channel assignments for all stations that will remain broadcasting.”
The FCC will use overnight mail to communicate with stations that have provided a street address and regular mail for those that provided a PO Box number.