FCC Lifts LPTV & TV Translator Application Filing Freezes on April 18, 2019

The Media Bureau announced that, effective April 18, 2019, it is lifting the displacement and digital companion channel application filing freezes related to low power television and TV translator stations (LPTV/translator stations). These freezes were imposed to preserve channels for the window for LPTV/translator stations displaced by the Incentive Auction to file displacement applications (Special Displacement Window or Window). The displacement freeze was temporarily lifted to accommodate the filing of displacement applications by licensed LPTV/translator stations which were displaced by Incentive Auction matters in the Special Displacement Window. With completion of the Special Displacement Window on June 1, 2018, and post-Window settlement opportunity on January 10, 2019, the Media Bureau deems it appropriate to now lift these filing freezes. See Public Notice for additional details.


Public Notice [129 KB PDF]