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FCC Brings Spectrum Auction to a Close, Sets Repack Transition in Motion

By | April 13th, 2017|Legal News|

With the release of the Incentive Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice (affectionately known as the “CCR”), the FCC officially draws the spectrum Incentive Auction to a close. The CCR is a must-read for TV broadcasters and wireless carriers alike. It announces broadcast and wireless winning bidders, sets deadlines and timetables for filings, and … Continue Reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed …: FCC Unveils Latest Versions of Broadcast Ownership Reports

By | January 24th, 2016|Legal News|

Among the changes: RUFRNs, static NCE biennial deadlines, increased reporting burdens for NCE licensees The FCC’s seemingly Sisyphian quest to design the Perfect Broadcast Ownership Report has yielded a number of changes. Whether, as the Commission hopes, they are changes for the better remains to be seen, presumably when the next round of biennial ownership … Continue Reading

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Audio Overkill: New AM and FM Licenses Conditioned on Continuous Operation

By | July 22nd, 2015|Legal News|

New radio licensees now presumed to have constructed only “temporary” facilities if they fail to operate continuously for a year. What a difference a day makes! That is, if the day in question is July 2, 2015 and you happen to be a radio broadcaster waiting for grant of a license application. That’s because all … Continue Reading

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TVStudy Passes the D.C. Circuit Test

By | June 13th, 2015|Legal News|

Court green lights FCC use of updated software for OET-69 calculations A seemingly small but crucial element of the FCC’s incentive auction preparations has survived a broadside attack in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. As...

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The Net Neutrality Order Has Hit the Stands!

By | March 12th, 2015|Legal News|

Next stop, some federal court of appeals? If you were looking for something to do in your spare time for the next several weeks, we have some good news for you. The FCC has just released its “Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Or...

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Incentive Auction Update: Projected Opening Bids Shoot Up in Latest Greenhill Report

By | February 8th, 2015|Legal News|

Latest Greenhill estimates incorporate more sophisticated procedures and analytics, results of AWS-3 auction. Let’s say that you’re a TV broadcaster (full-service or Class A), and you’ve been thinking about participating in the Incen...

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Looking for Protection in the Repack? Get Those Facilities Licensed by May 29, 2015

By | January 29th, 2015|Legal News|

Media Bureau announces “Pre-Auction Licensing Deadline” by which full power and Class A TV facilities must be licensed to be eligible for protection when the repack happens. If you’re a full power or Class A TV licensee and you’...

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Update: Anticipated Spectrum Auction Date Pushed Back

By | October 24th, 2014|Legal News|

If you picked “mid-2015” in your office pool for the date the FCC’s incentive spectrum auction would be held, we’ve got some bad news for you. While that was probably a pretty good bet up to now (since Commission officials have ...

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