Digital Replacement TV Translator and LPTV Displacement Freeze

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by

Citing an April 2013 freeze that limited the expansion of full power and Class A TV coverage areas, the FCC decided in June 2014 that there should be little need for and therefore implemented a freeze prohibiting the filing of new digital replacement translator stations or LPTV displacement applications. While waivers to the freeze can be granted in narrow circumstances, the freeze will stop such applications until after the incentive auction has been concluded, when the FCC plans to open a new filing window for adversely affected TV translator and LPTV stations.