FCC Moves Repack Webinar to Oct. 17

The FCC has moved its webinar on the post-incentive auction transition from Oct. 13 to Oct. 17.

The Incentive Auction Task Force is teaming with the Media Bureau, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Office of Engineering and Technology to host the webinar to provide an overview of the proposed repack plan unveiled this week.

The webinar will be from 1 to 4 p.m. ET.

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The initial Oct. 13 date did not work. The Institute of Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the National Association of Broadcasters notified the FCC that the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society's annual symposium is Oct. 12-14, with many attendees the same folks the FCC was targeting with the webinar.

The FCC said that in the interests of maximum participation, it would move the date.

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No registration is required. The webinar will be streamed at www.fcc.gov/live. Slides will be available at www.fcc.gov/incentiveauctions/resources (broadcasters are encouraged to download the slides or print them out in advance.

Anyone with questions during the webinar can submit them to IAtransition@fcc.gov, but are advised not to give away any bidding info or strategies given prohibitions on communications.

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.