September 1st Class A Television Digital Transition Deadline

Posted on August 31st, 2015 by

The Media Bureau has issued a reminder to all Class A television stations that September 1, 2015 is the deadline for transitioning to digital, and terminate analog service. Class A television stations must cease all analog transmissions as of 11:59pm local time Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

If Class A stations have not completed constructing their digital facilities, they may submit a request to toll their permit construction deadlines beyond September 1st, but must go silent while they complete construction. Stations may remain silent for not more than 30 days without further authority from the FCC; after that, they need temporary authority.