On February 20, 2009, the FCC adopted and released a Second Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rule Making to implement the most time sensitive of the remaining actions necessitated by the delay in the digital television transition deadline. The attached Public Notice the Media Bureau announces the effective date and comment date of the companion Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Continue reading “The FCC Media Bureau announced the effective date for Rules adopted in DTV Delay Act.
DTV stations that wish to use DTS must file FCC Forms 301 and 340 electronically using the CDBS e-filing system. See the attached Public Notice for more information.
On February 11, 2009, the Commission released a Public Notice, FCC 09-7, identifying 123 stations which had indicated their intention to terminate analog service on February 17, 2009, and whose early termination was determined by the Commission to pose a significant risk of public harm. These stations were located in Designated Market Areas (“DMAs”) in which all of the major network-affiliated stations in the market would be terminating their analog service on February 17, 2009, or in individual communities within the larger DMAs where there would be a similar loss of network service. Continue reading “The FCC has released lists of TV station responses to requirements for analog termination on February 17, 2009.
On February 5, 2009, the Commission released a Public Notice in which it granted a partial waiver of the Third DTV Periodic Report and Order to permit television broadcast stations to cease analog broadcasting on February 17, 2009, despite the extension of the national DTV transition deadline to June 12, 2009 pursuant to the DTV Delay Act. Continue reading “The FCC has announced certain conditions must be met before they’ll approve the termination of analog broadcasting by some analog TV stations. These stations must respond by February 13, 2009.”
The Federal Communications Commission issued this Public Notice to provide a list of full-power television broadcast stations that have terminated or will terminate their analog operations prior to February 17, 2009, and those that have notified the Commission that they intend to terminate analog operations on February 17, 2009, the previous deadline for the digital television (“DTV”) transition established by the Digital Television and Public Safety Act of 2005 (“DTV Act”) Continue reading “The FCC has released a list of TV stations that intend to terminate analog operations on or prior to February 17, 2009.