Site Visits Announced for Select TV Stations Seeking Repack Reimbursement

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by

On February 5, 2018, the FCC announced that it would be paying a visit to about 60 television stations that filed for reimbursement of repack expenses in 2017. The visits are part of an effort to validate the existence and functionality of the “baseline” equipment that stations listed as requiring replacement. A third-party audit firm is conducting the visits, and has already reached out to identified stations. They should be complete by end of May 2018.

More audit visits could be scheduled in the future, including visits to verify that stations receiving reimbursement funds to purchase new equipment have deployed the new equipment.