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FCC Opens Docket Regarding Rules For Posting Of Station Licenses

The Media Bureau opens MB Docket No. 18-121, which is captioned “Amendment of Parts 0, 1, 5, 73, and 74 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Posting of Station Licenses and Related Information.” Ex Parte Rules. Presentations are subject to “permit-but-disclose”ex parte rules. See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1206, 1.1200(a). Persons making ex parte presentations must file … Continue reading “FCC Opens Docket Regarding Rules For Posting Of Station Licenses”

Media Bureau Opens Docket Regarding Commission’s Rules For FM Translator Interference

The Media Bureau opens MB Docket No. 18-119, which is captioned “Amendment of Part 74 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding FM Translator Interference.” Ex Parte Rules. Presentations are subject to “permit-but-disclose” ex parte rules. See §§ 47 C.F.R. 1.1206, 1.1200(a). Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum … Continue reading “Media Bureau Opens Docket Regarding Commission’s Rules For FM Translator Interference”

Temporary Freeze On Satellite Earth & Fixed Microwave Station Applications

TEMPORARY FREEZE ON APPLICATIONS FOR NEW OR MODIFIED FIXED SATELLITE SERVICE EARTH STATIONS AND FIXED MICROWAVE STATIONS IN THE 3.7-4.2 GHz BAND. 90-DAY WINDOW TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR EARTH STATIONS CURRENTLY OPERATING IN 3.7-4.2 GHz BAND The FCC announced a temporary freeze effective on April 19, 2018, on the filing of new or modification applications … Continue reading “Temporary Freeze On Satellite Earth & Fixed Microwave Station Applications”

Media Bureau Announces Additional $742 Million Post-Auction Repack Funds For Eligible Broadcasters

The FCC announced the issuance of a further allocation of the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund in the amount of $742 million to reimburse eligible full power and Class A broadcasters and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) for expenses related to the construction of station facilities on reassigned television channels. With this further allocation, Eligible Entities … Continue reading “Media Bureau Announces Additional $742 Million Post-Auction Repack Funds For Eligible Broadcasters”

Settlement Period Announced For Cross-Service FM Translator Mutually Exclusive Applications For Auction 100

Technical Amendments and Settlement Agreements Due by June 14, 2018 The FCC identify all proposals for new FM translators filed in the January 25–January 31, 2018, filing window (Auction 100) that are mutually exclusive with other proposals submitted in the filing window, and announce a limited period for those applicants to enter into settlement agreements … Continue reading “Settlement Period Announced For Cross-Service FM Translator Mutually Exclusive Applications For Auction 100”

Media Bureau Announces Auction 99 FM Translator Filing Window For Long-Form Applications.

The Media Bureau announced a window, open from March 14, 2018, to March 28, 2018, for the filing of FM translator new station construction permit applications for the 165 “Tech Box” proposals listed in Attachment A. This window is limited to timely filed Tech Box proposals that the bureau has identified as not mutually exclusive … Continue reading “Media Bureau Announces Auction 99 FM Translator Filing Window For Long-Form Applications.”

Comment & Reply Dates Extended For The National TV Audience Reach Cap.

Comment and Reply Dates Extended for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Modify or Eliminate the National Television Audience Reach Cap and UHF Discount. The Media Bureau extends the deadlines for comments and reply comments in the above-captioned rulemaking proceeding until March 19, 2018, and April 18, 2018. On December 14, 2017, the Commission adopted a … Continue reading “Comment & Reply Dates Extended For The National TV Audience Reach Cap.”

Incentive Auction Task Force Announce Site Visit Validation Of TV Station Baseline Equipment

The Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau hereby announced a program to visit the facilities of a statistically valid sample number of broadcast television stations that are eligible for reimbursement from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund to validate the existence and functionality of baseline equipment. This program supports the Commission’s responsibility as a prudent … Continue reading “Incentive Auction Task Force Announce Site Visit Validation Of TV Station Baseline Equipment”

John Kean presents at the 2017 IEEE Broadcast Technology Symposium

John Kean of Cavell Mertz & Associates presented a paper on Antenna Radiation Pattern Measurement with a Drone at the 2017 IEEE Broadcast Technology Symposium in Washington DC on October 12,2017. The presentation focused on the history of RF signal strength measurements and the recent advances in technology allowing the use of Unmanned Arial Systems … Continue reading “John Kean presents at the 2017 IEEE Broadcast Technology Symposium”