LPTV Displacement Settlement Window Closes January 10th

Posted on January 4th, 2019 by

The FCC’s announced filing window for remaining mutually exclusive LPTV displacement filing window applicants to file technical amendments or proposed settlements to resolve their application conflicts will officially close at 11:59 p.m. ET on January 10, 2019. On the chance that LMS will not be available after January 2, 2019 due to the partial government shutdown, it might be a good idea to get your unilateral engineering or legal settlement amendments on file by midnight EDT January 2, 2019.

Applicants whose conflicts are not resolved with an acceptable amendment by the deadline will proceed to a highest-bidder-wins auction, probably sometime in 2019.

2018 National EAS Test Results

If you’re interested in finding out how broadcast stations performed in the 2018 National Emergency Alert System Test conducted in early October, the initial findings can be reviewed here. TV stations did better in 2018 than they did in 2017, but radio stations slipped slightly from their previous highs in 2017. We fully anticipate that the FCC will run another National EAS Test in 2019, probably in the fall. So keep those codes handy, and the ETRS link in your saved links list.