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2015 U.S. TV REVERSE & FORWARD AUCTION
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Post 61 made on Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 09:11
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On March 30, 2016 at 03:34, Bruce H.Campbell said...
Means, sooner or later we're all going to have to buy new tuners or set-top box adapters if we still want to enjoy over the air.

Plus lose some stations, maybe get others instead.

Ok thanks for the response. I'm not concerned about buying a receiver since I am currently using my Samsung TV for OTA. I just hope that some of the Buffalo Stations will pullout more power so I can pick them up like WBBZ and WBXZ. Will the new ATSC 3.0 Make this happen?
OP | Post 62 made on Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 17:37
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NOTE:  The U.S. reverse auction and the transition to ATSC 3.0 are 2 separate transitions which could happen at the same time (broadcasters prefer it for financial reasons) but are not legislated to do so.

Your current Samsung is an ATSC 1.0 technology TV which will not be able to pick up o-t-a signals after the transition to the ATSC 3.0 format.  It is not clear at this time if converter boxes will be made available.  Even if they are made available, the 7.1 audio which the new ATSC 3.0 will provide will not be provided with your current TV as it does not have the equipment (speakers) to provide 7.1 audio, just 5.1.

As for WBXZ, will it remain on channel RF 17?  The U.S and Canadian governments will sit down and re-divide the available VHF and UHF (14-36 channels) spectrum after the reverse auction takes place later this year.  If he wishes to remain on the air on another frequency, does the owner of WBXZ have the financial resources for a new transmitter?  WBXZ is not protected after the re-allotment as it is an non class-A LP station, unlike WBNF-CD-15.

If the owner of WBBZ-TV Phil Arno decides to participate in the reverse auction and his bid is accepted, all WBBZ programming will no longer be available o-t-a unless he can have his programming broadcasted on another existing station, co-shared.  That is unlikely as he would have to pay the station to do so; but would a competitor be willing to do so?

(The must carry rule (for cable and satellite) will still be in effect even if an existing station agrees to surrender its licence through the auction.)

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Post 63 made on Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 21:18
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Ouch, not good news lol. Oh well, I guess we can enjoy it for now. For WBXZ, I have posted on their facebook regarding their transmission and they have advised me that they plane on extending their antenna sometime in October.
OP | Post 64 made on Friday April 1, 2016 at 17:28
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| On 1459387136, the-one said...
Ouch, not good news lol. Oh well, I guess we can enjoy it for now. For WBXZ, I have posted on their facebook regarding their transmission and they have advised me that they plane on extending their antenna sometime in October.

'Extending their antenna' seems unlikely in October since parameters of television stations cannot be adjusted (in both countries) until after the re-allotment of television stations.
OP | Post 65 made on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 17:50
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"While the TV spectrum repack and an ATSC 3.0 future are two separate matters facing television broadcasters, they are linked in the sense that decisions made today to prepare for the repack will have a significant bearing on the business opportunities available if and when the FCC authorizes OTA transmission using the next-generation standard.

With clarity on reimbursement, broadcasters and tower owners can begin having structural analyses done on existing towers to determine, for example, whether they can safely bear bigger, heavier VHF antennas. (The commission is offering broadcasters a financial incentive to leave the UHF band and move to VHF.)

However, moving to VHF will affect the types of services a broadcaster can successfully offer using the next-gen 3.0 standard." 



[Link: tvnewscheck.com]/94118/reimbursement-clarity-ripples-through-nab
OP | Post 66 made on Friday April 29, 2016 at 17:14
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OP | Post 67 made on Tuesday May 10, 2016 at 18:32
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FCC Releases Bidding Guide for Reverse Auction
[Link: tvtechnology.com]                                              [Link: fcc.gov]     FCC User Guide [PDF]



 
OP | Post 68 made on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 17:31
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FCC REVERSE AUCTION BEGAN TODAY AT 10:00
       HURRAY!

[Link: broadcastingcable.com]
OP | Post 69 made on Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 19:52
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FCC REVSRE AUCTION COULD TAKE 4- 6 WEEKS

FCC Sets Deadline for Forward Auction Payments


[Link: multichannel.com]
 



For Reverse Auction Updates ⇒ Dashboard [Link: auctiondata.fcc.gov]
OP | Post 70 made on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 17:32
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FCC CREATING COMPUTER PROGRAM TO
DETERMINE WHEN STATIONS WILL HAVE TO MOVE,
REGION  BY REGION


[Link: tvnewscheck.com]


 
OP | Post 71 made on Friday June 24, 2016 at 17:51
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FCC REVERSE AUCTION MAY BE EXTENDED
June 29th End Date Still Likely

[Link: broadcastingcable.com]washington/fccs-spectrum-auction-may-get-slight-extension/157579
OP | Post 72 made on Wednesday June 29, 2016 at 17:07
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REVERSE AUCTION FINISHED
 
The FCC’s reverse auction has just concluded, with the FCC promising to pay broadcasters $86,422,558,704 to either go off the air (or channel share); move from a UHF to a high VHF or low VHF channel; or move from a high VHF channel to a low VHF channel. The FCC won’t know if it will be able to pay broadcasters the $86-plus billion until it completes the forward auction of the promised spectrum to wireless bidders. If it falls short, the commission will have to redo the reverse auction in a second stage until the numbers line up.
 

 
OP | Post 73 made on Monday July 4, 2016 at 17:27
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     The wireless companies and other entities intending to bid on the television spectrum have until Friday to submit their upfront payments to the FCC.

     The next phase could begin in early August.

 
OP | Post 74 made on Thursday August 11, 2016 at 18:38
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