Your Universal Remote Control Center
RemoteCentral.com
HDTV Reception Forum - View Post
Previous section Next section Previous page Next page Up level
Up level
The following page was printed from RemoteCentral.com:

Login:
Pass:
 
 

Page 1 of 9
Topic:
2015 U.S. TV REVERSE & FORWARD AUCTION
This thread has 133 replies. Displaying posts 1 through 15.
Post 1 made on Friday May 23, 2014 at 19:37
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
     Here is a great article published on May 15, 2014 on the upcoming 2015 (U.S.) Reverse and Forward auction which will reclaim 600 MHz - 20 UHF tv channels for wireless communications.  The 'voluntary' auction should be completed by 2018.

[Link: lexology.com]

     Stations broadcasting above channel 31 will be moved to a lower channel frequency if they do not elect to relinquish their licence.

     Buffalo, Rochester, and Erie stations affected are:

WNLO-32, WGRZ-33, WKBW-38, WIVB-39, WNED-43, WROC-45, WGBT-46, WNYO-49,  WQLN-54.



 
OP | Post 2 made on Monday June 2, 2014 at 20:10
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
The FCC released today its 484 page order on the upcoming 2015 Reverse & Forward Auction.
 
[Link: fcc.gov]

 

 
Post 3 made on Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 02:32
Ernie Gilman
Yes, That Ernie!
Joined:
Posts:
December 2001
27,170
On May 23, 2014 at 19:37, OBICO said...
...which will reclaim 600 MHz - 20 UHF tv channels for wireless communications. 

Just so I won't have to read the whole thing, are you saying they're going to reclaim 20 TV channels in the range of 600 MHz, or are you saying that they're going to reclaim 600 MHz of spectrum by getting rid of 20 UHF channels (which sounds wrong)?

     Stations broadcasting above channel 31 will be moved to a lower channel frequency if they do not elect to relinquish their licence.

I wonder how this will affect markets such as Los Angeles and New York, which have very few open channels!

An antennaweb.org search for TV stations that can be received just south of downtown Los Angeles shows

Los Angeles, CA 90011
Up to 122 channels from 34 over-the-air stations may be received at this location.

There are simply not 34 channels below channel 31, especially as, to my knowledge, Low Band VHF is no longer being used.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
OP | Post 4 made on Friday September 5, 2014 at 19:20
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
There are some class A tv stations in Canada and the U.S. which broadcast in the low VHF range (2-6), such as KREX-TV (Nexstar) channel 2 in Grand Junction, Colorado.

[Link: rabbitears.info]
 
OP | Post 5 made on Friday September 5, 2014 at 19:28
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
Forgot to post in March -- in Los Angeles, KLCS and KJLA, tested a broadcast signal which allowed them to share one (6 MHz) frequency but allowed them to identify themselves as two separate stations.

[Link: news.doddleme.com]

 
OP | Post 6 made on Friday September 5, 2014 at 19:39
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
NAB Sue The FCC Over Upcoming Spectrum Auction
 
August 18, 2014[Link: arstechnica.com]
No one saw this one coming?
OP | Post 7 made on Monday September 15, 2014 at 18:55
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
Here's an article written in March above the practical problems, such as cost, facing broadcasters with repacking.

[Link: commlawblog.com]
OP | Post 8 made on Monday September 15, 2014 at 19:49
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
To check the 'REPACK CHECKER' through Trip Ericson's Rabbit Ears, just click on the magnifying glass icon in the sixth column.


[Link: rabbitears.info]
OP | Post 9 made on Friday October 3, 2014 at 19:03
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
It is the independent stations that will be relinquishing their licenses back to the FCC for cash. Here is an article from the Wall Street Journal on WADL-38 in Mount Clemens, Michigan owner Kevin Adell, considering such a move.  This would be bad news for viewers in the Windsor area with antennas.   WADL is an independent station with three sub-stations including Antenna TV and the Word Network.

[Link: online.wsj.com]
 
OP | Post 10 made on Monday October 6, 2014 at 18:31
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
The latest on the planned 2015 U.S. Reverse Auction:

   The FCC and its supporters begin their briefs before the U.S. Court Of Appelas (Columbia District) Dec 09 & 19.  The NAB briefs are due January 13.
Sinclair (the broadcast group which is, if you do your own research as I have, becoming the sub-FOX network) has joined the opposition claiming, for one, that the 39 month time frame for frequency transition is not long enough.[Link: broadcastingcable.com]
OP | Post 11 made on Friday October 24, 2014 at 20:16
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
As a result of legal challanges., the 2015 Reverse Auction pushed to (early) 2016.  The FCC will begin to accept bids in late 2015.


[Link: pcworld.com]

 
OP | Post 12 made on Monday November 10, 2014 at 18:54
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
Latest on the 2016 Reverse Auction as of November 10, 2014.

[Link: thehill.com]

WADL-DT onwer expects to get $170 million in the reverse auction for his Mount Clemens, MI channel 38 (RF 39) independent station.

[Link: crainsdetroit.com]

WMGM-40 (RF 36) loses its NBC affiliation at the end of the year; speculation that the new owner LocusPoint Networks will participate in 2016 Reverse auction.
Note:  LocusPoint is the new owner of WBNF-CA Grand Island which bought the station from TCT Network.  It could mean that they could sell this station's license back to the FCC in the reverse auction, opening up this frequency for a Buffalo station currenly broadcasting above RF 31 (WGRZ, WKBW, WIVB, WNLO, WNYO, WNED).  Would conflict with CHCH-Hamilton. 

[Link: broadcastingcable.com]



 
OP | Post 13 made on Friday November 21, 2014 at 18:14
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
FCC TO VOTE ON DECEMBER 11 ON AUCTION RULES

[Link: fiercewireless.com]
 
OP | Post 14 made on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 18:03
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
~~CBS' Leslie Moonves says selling TV spectrum is a possibility

[Link: latimes.com]

 
OP | Post 15 made on Thursday December 11, 2014 at 19:31
OBICO
Active Member
Joined:
Posts:
April 2014
650
Next Step:  Comments requested by FCC after voting 3 (Democrats) to 2 (Republicans) in favour on new auction rules.  Stations that elect to switch to low VHF frequencies (2 to 6) will receive a greater incentive than high VHF channels (7 to 13).

Comments are due by Jan. 30, 2015, with reply comments due by Feb. 27. Next up is a Procedures Public Notice that will set final auction details and provide explanations and instructions to potential participating stations.

[Link: current.org]





 
Find in this thread:
Page 1 of 9


Jump to


Protected Feature Before you can reply to a message...
You must first register for a Remote Central user account - it's fast and free! Or, if you already have an account, please login now.

Please read the following: Unsolicited commercial advertisements are absolutely not permitted on this forum. Other private buy & sell messages should be posted to our Marketplace. For information on how to advertise your service or product click here. Remote Central reserves the right to remove or modify any post that is deemed inappropriate.

Hosting Services by ipHouse