FCC: Auction Repack Reports Due Oct. 10
The FCC is reminding affected TV stations that their first post-auction repack status report is due next month.
In a public notice, the Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau reminded all TV stations that are changing channels in the repack that their reports are due next month.
Stations have to file quarterly reports starting the first full quarter following the FCC's release of the closing and channel assignment public notice, which was issued on April 13.
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That makes the first deadline Oct. 10. Almost a thousand (957) TV stations will have to move to new channels in the post-auction repack.
The reports have to include what specific progress stations have recorded in building out post-auction facilities between July 1, 2017 and Sept. 30.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.