LPTV/TV Translator Minor Change Filing Freeze Lifted

Posted on July 31st, 2018 by

On July 3, 2018, the FCC’s Media Bureau lifted the freeze on the filing of minor changes by LPTV and TV translator stations, which was originally enacted to preserve channels in advance of the displacement window that closed in mid-June. Minor change applications can be filed for authorized facilities or pending applications, and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify as a minor change, applications must propose facilities with protected contours that overlap previously authorized or proposed protected contours, and not move a transmitter site more than 30 miles.