LPTV Digital Construction Deadlines Suspended

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by

Previously, all LPTV stations that had not yet built out digital facilities had until September 1, 2015 to do so. In light of the planned incentive auction, the FCC has decided to suspend that deadline indefinitely.

Before you get that nice warm fuzzy feeling about the FCC’s generosity here, you’ll want to remember that the FCC has chosen not to protect LPTV stations in the upcoming auction. Not only can LPTV stations not participate in the auction, they are not eligible for reimbursement in the event they are displaced during the post-auction repacking of the TV band.