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2015 U.S. TV REVERSE & FORWARD AUCTION
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OP | Post 91 made on Friday October 14, 2016 at 18:03
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The new first round prices per market, example - Buffalo, New York opening round price $2,057,000 - this is the starting price wireless companies are asked for frequencies in this market.

[Link: tvnewscheck.com]


 
OP | Post 92 made on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 18:29
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Stage 3 of the Incentive Auction begins with a lower clearing target - 108 MHz [= 18 channels (33 - 51)].

[Link: tvnewscheck.com]forward-auction-ends-after-only-one-round
OP | Post 93 made on Thursday October 20, 2016 at 18:01
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The FCC held a webinar on the reverse and forward auction on October 17.
You can watch the webinar at this link.  FCC

The FCC also released a public notice INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND MEDIA BUREAU SEEK COMMENT (PDF)

A lot of interesting notations from this publication.

(page 25)  No stations in Canada will be assigned to transition before the third transition phase and no Canadian stations will be assigned to a temporary channel. Due to dependencies between domestic and Canadian stations, a joint transition plan with Canada is necessary and is being developed by FCC and ISED. In keeping with our informal discussions with ISED Canada to date, stations in Canada have generally been assigned to later transition phases for this proposal. This constraint will promote efficient use of cross-border resources and respect the minimum notification periods to Canadian TV stations established in ISED’s 600 MHz decision.9

•  (page 25)  No U.S. stations will be assigned to temporary channels. Although we do not propose to assign stations to temporary channels, the attached PN invites comment on whether we should use temporary channels. In the event that temporary channels are used to reduce dependencies we propose to potentially apply one or more of the following additional constraints: (a) Only assign temporary channels to stations in complex dependencies.10
(b) Only assign temporary channels to stations that are in close proximity to the stations’ ultimate post-auction channel assignments. As stated above, temporary


...and a lot more
OP | Post 94 made on Thursday October 20, 2016 at 18:17
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STATEMENT OF INTENT BETWEEN THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE DEPARTMENT
OF INDUSTRY OF CANADA RELATED TO THE RECONFIGURATION OF
SPECTRUM USE IN THE UHF BAN]) FOR OVER-THE-MR TELEVISION
BROADCASTING AND MOBILE BROADBAND SERVICES (August 7, 2016)

PDF

Page 9 reads
Note: This list identifies the (Canadian) station pairings that cannot be assigned upper and/or lower second adjacent channels to each other.
refers to stations in Sarnia and Hamilton/Kitchener area


• Page 12 reads
Additionally, no Canadian TV assignment is to be made in the first TV channel adjacent to the guard band between the TV spectrum and the repurposed mobile broadband spectrum, except as noted in Table 4-1.
 
bloggers note: I can't see Canadian broadcasters able to pay for new and higher antennas
OP | Post 95 made on Friday October 21, 2016 at 18:30
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[Link: fcc.gov]

The 85 MHz plan begins on page 60 [you can skip pages 36-59 as the 114 MHz has been replaced with the 84 MHz plan]

The first Canadian station to be transitioned occurs in phase 3 / week 108 and it is located in London, Ontario.  (page 76)

It looks like CHEX 12 in Peterborough and CKWS-1  30  in Brighton, and some/all 3 stations in the Windsor-Sarnia area will transition in phase 4  / week 129.  (page 77)

Phase 5 has Chatham's CICO-59  33, Oshawa's CHEX-2  22, and some Toronto stations transitioning in week 133.

Phase 6 has Kingston, Hamilton, Kitchener, London transitioning at week 137.

No Canadian transitions during phases 7 & 8.

Western stations in Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg join Kingston's CKWS 11 in transitioning in phase 9 during week 156.

The remaining Canadian stations, including Barrie's CKVR 10 transition during week 160 in the final phase 10.
Note:  The item does not address broadcasters' request that the repack be coordinated with a regional rollout of ATSC 3.0.
OP | Post 96 made on Wednesday October 26, 2016 at 18:09
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•  The FCC said the new clearing target of 108 MHz (18 stations) for broadcasters will yield 80 MHz – or 8 paired blocks – of licensed spectrum for wireless use.

•  Stage Three will commence next Tuesday, November 1, ending early in December.

[Link: wirelessweek.com]
OP | Post 97 made on Monday November 21, 2016 at 17:43
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OP | Post 98 made on Monday November 28, 2016 at 17:50
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     The FCC said Monday that the next stage of its forward incentive auction will begin on Monday, Dec. 5. “Forward auction bidders should be prepared for bidding to begin that day,” it announced. Bidding in the Stage 3 reverse auction is set to wrap up on Thursday, Dec. 1, and the commission said that the next day it will announce the official start date and initial bidding schedule for the Stage 3 of the forward auction.

    
OP | Post 99 made on Thursday December 1, 2016 at 17:46
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     Stage 3 of the FCC's broadcast incentive spectrum reverse auction closed Thursday with broadcasters seeking $40.3 billion for 108 MHz of spectrum. The FCC had said earlier that the day after Stage 3 of the reverse auction ends, it would announce the start date and initial bidding schedule by wireless companies for Stage 3 of the forward auction, Monday, Dec. 5. If the $40.3 billion total is not met, the process resets with a lower MHz target.    --  TVNewsCheck, December 1, 2016 4:24 PM EST

 
OP | Post 100 made on Monday December 5, 2016 at 17:32
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      The latest round of bidding by wireless interests on broadcast spectrum began today and promptly ended with no movement.
     The latest round needed to to raise about $42.3 billion to avoid Stage 4 of the auction. At $19,676,240,520, it fell far short. Now the FCC will lower its target and begin again, with stage 4 of the reverse auction probably set to begin on Dec. 13. The commission said it will make that announcement on Friday, Dec. 9.
OP | Post 101 made on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at 17:25
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    Note to WBXZ-LP fans - "LPTV advocates would like to be eligible for inclusion among the TV stations which get to share in the $1.75 billion fund to reimburse TV stations for expenses incurred in the repacking that occurs after the auction (i.e. when some stations need to change channels after the auction to fit into a smaller TV band). The GAO reports on the FCC’s position that Congress did not require the protection of LPTV stations in the auction or their reimbursement for costs incurred."
OP | Post 102 made on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 17:56
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Why is the forward auction going backwards?
What does this mean for overall spectrum values?
 
OP | Post 103 made on Friday December 9, 2016 at 17:51
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OP | Post 104 made on Friday December 9, 2016 at 17:58
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In its latest round of the spectrum incentive auction, the FCC is hoping to clear 84 MHz in the fourth stage of its reverse auction. That’s down from the 108 MHz target in the last round.

Two rounds of bidding will be conducted per day, one hour each, on Dec. 13-16 (at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET), with three rounds beginning Dec. 19 and continuing if necessary until further notice (at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.).

The FCC said Bidding will be suspended after the second round (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET) on Friday, Dec. 23, and there will be no bidding from Monday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in observance of the holiday period. Shortly before this holiday break, the commission will announce the bidding schedule that will be used when bidding resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

The base clock price has been reset to $900 per unit of volume for Stage 4 of the reverse auction, the FCC said. The price decrement for Round 1 of Stage 4 of the reverse auction will be 5% of the reset base clock price.


The latest target for the auction is $40.3 billion.
OP | Post 105 made on Wednesday January 4, 2017 at 17:56
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