In order to ensure a stable technical database in connection with the DTV transition, in 2004, the FCC froze the filing of certain full power and Class A television station minor modification applications and full power television station rulemaking petitions to amend the DTV Table of Allotments. Over the course of the following years, the Bureau extended the freezes to further ensure the database remained stable in connection with the incentive auction and repacking process. With the 2009 completion of the DTV transition and the July 13, 2020 completion of the post-incentive auction transition period, these freezes are no longer required. Accordingly, the FCC will lift the freezes effective fifteen (15) days after publication of this Public Notice in the Federal Register. See Public Notice for full details.
Posted: October 29, 2020