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2015 U.S. TV REVERSE & FORWARD AUCTION
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OP | Post 31 made on Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 18:26
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xxxxWhat I expected would happen with next year's incentive reverse auction could happen in Ohio. One of that state's PBS stations is considering selling back its licence to the FCC, WGBU-DT 27.  This is the third likely independently owned tv station that is leaning toward selling, causing viewers to purchase cable or satellite services to continue watching their programming.  ION, Fox and CBS are indicating they will sell off spectrum they own in major cities which they operate a duopoly, then merge the two stations' signals into one ⇒ i.e. CBS and CW; Fox and MyTV.

 [Link: thecourier.com]
OP | Post 32 made on Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 18:52
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FCC LISTS TV STATIONS ELIBLE FOR 2016 REVERSE AUCTION
 
All Buffalo stations are eligible including WBNF-CD-15 and WVTT-CD-25 - except WBXZ-LP-17(56)and WDTB-LP-29(39).
Appendix A  [Link: apps.fcc.gov]   Press Release  [Link: transition.fcc.gov]

 
OP | Post 33 made on Friday June 12, 2015 at 17:16
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U.S. federal court of appeals rejects challenges of broadcasters to the FCC rules for the incentive auction of television spectrum.

[Link: tvnewscheck.com]

Full steam ahead...
OP | Post 34 made on Monday July 20, 2015 at 18:32
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   [Link: fiercewireless.com]

MARCH 29, 2016 is the date the reverse and forward auctions are to begin; participants must file by the end of the year.  Expect WNFB-CD RF15 to be on the list.
OP | Post 35 made on Thursday August 13, 2015 at 18:04
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What will happen with the FCC Reverse Auction on March 29?

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OP | Post 36 made on Friday August 14, 2015 at 19:36
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FCC: Agreement Struck With Canada on Spectrum Plan

 
OP | Post 37 made on Monday September 28, 2015 at 18:15
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Nexstar, which currently owns no stations in Buffalo, makes offer to buy Media General, which purchased LIN Television owner of WIVB and WNLO, last year.

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OP | Post 38 made on Friday October 16, 2015 at 17:38
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OPENING AUCTION BIDS FOR U.S. STATIONS REVEALED BY FCC TODAY
$900 million for WCBS New York (RF 33) ranks at number 1 nationwide.

The window for filing auction applications will run from 12 noon Eastern Time on December 1, 2015 to 6pm Eastern Time on December 18, 2015.

Regarding the Canadian interference factor, see section 2.2.6 in the above link.
Note some (U.S.) markets are completely shut out: they include El Paso, Texas; Las Vegas; Yakima, Wash.; Anchorage, Alaska; Idaho Falls; Missoula, Mont.; Billings, Mont; Grand Junction, Colo.; Butte, Mont.; Bend Ore.; Great Falls, Mont.; Casper, Wyo.; Helena, Mont.; Presque Isle, Maine; Juno, Alaska; and Boise, Idaho.




 
OP | Post 39 made on Thursday November 12, 2015 at 18:39
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March 29, 2016 Auction start date remains
WNJU-DT-RF36 now at #1 spot at $900 million, WCBS-DT-RF33 now at #2 at $899 million
constraint files updated 
OP | Post 40 made on Monday December 14, 2015 at 17:28
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January 12 deadline is approaching....

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OP | Post 41 made on Thursday December 17, 2015 at 18:31
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The Third Report & Order also creates a replacement translator service for full-power stations to replace digital service areas lost as a result of repacking, and sunsets the analog tuner requirement for TV sets on Aug. 31, 2017.
OP | Post 42 made on Saturday January 2, 2016 at 16:33
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January 12, 2012 18:00, is the deadline for any eligible station (including WBNF-CA 15) to file with the FCC if they wish to participate in this year's Reverse Auction.
 
This auction will allow eligible stations to sell back their frequencies to the government in exchange for cash with the ability to share their signal with another station.  For example, WBBZ could sell back its frequency VHF 7 (as the Buffalo News reported earlier owner Phil Arno was contemplating) and either completely end over-the air transmissions but be guaranteed cable coverage as the must carry rule would be in effect, or WBBZ could pay another station, Tegna's WGRZ, to carry its programming on the channel 33 frequency.  It will be technically possible to broadcast both stations' programming on a single frequency but on different virtual channels, 2 & 67, with the new ATSC 3.0 system coming circa 2018; a new TV set would be required.  [see page 7 of the below link]
In this scenario, this would open up the VHF 7 frequency for any of the remaining Buffalo stations broadcasting above the clearing channel threshold, would vary market to market as to their needs by population size.  [see page 26 of the below link]
Assuming that the Buffalo market would require an 84 MHz reduction of television spectrum, channels broadcasting above channel 37 would be required to relocate in available frequencies below channel 37.
In Buffalo, channels affected are WKBW-38, WIVB-39, WNED-43, and WNYO-49.  Buffalo channels 35-WVTT-CD, 30-W30BW, 17-WBXZ-LP and 39-WDTB-LP are not guaranteed spectrum after the repacking.
After the final list of sold spectrum is determined, the U.S, Canadian and Mexican governments will begin negotiating for a new table of allotments to (i) provide more tv spectrum for U.S. border markets and (ii) avoid conflicts such as CHCH and WBNF-CA.  [see page 28 of the below link]

[Link: wireless.fcc.gov]



 
Post 43 made on Sunday January 3, 2016 at 07:59
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This whole thing is a f'ing joke. -Use the 300 MHz vast WASTE land instead. (emphasis on waste)
Keep OTA television alive.
OP | Post 44 made on Monday January 4, 2016 at 17:12
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What is it costing to run your 4K TV?

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OP | Post 45 made on Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 16:29
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Deadline Today 18:00 E.S.T. for U.S. Stations to file for participation in Reverse Auction.

Auction Application Filing Window Deadline                                          January 12, 2016; 6:00 p.m. ET
What's Next?

Bidding and Post-Auction Process Tutorial Available (via Internet)          February 29, 2016
Initial Commitment Deadline                                                               March 29, 2016   6:00 p.m. ET
Initial Clearing Target and Band Plan Announced                                   3 - 4  after the initial commitment deadline
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