LPTV and TV Translator Action Items

Posted on June 30th, 2020 by

The FCC’s Media Bureau has issued a public notice announcing a settlement opportunity for those LPTV and TV translator applications that are mutually exclusive with others filed during the 2018 displacement window.  The notice identifies each application.  These applicants can file unilateral engineering amendments, legal settlements, or engineering settlements during a June 1 – July 31, 2020 settlement period.  Applications not resolved through this process will proceed to auction where the highest bidder will prevail in being awarded the construction permit.

The Media Bureau has also issued a reminder to LPTV and TV translator stations operating on the guard band/duplex gap channels (channels 38, 44, 45 and 46) that operations must cease on those channels by midnight on July 13, 2020.  Stations that must go silent should obtain temporary authority to do so, and may only remain silent for one year before their license will automatically expire.