TV Ancillary Reporting Suspended

Posted on November 30th, 2017 by

With days to spare before the December 1, 2017 deadline for all digital television stations to file Form 2100, Schedule G for any ancillary/supplementary uses of their spectrum, the FCC decided to suspend the filing requirement because it is considering changing the requirement as part of a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks to lessen broadcaster reporting and notice burdens. Of course, because stations could begin filing the report as of October 1, many prudent stations seeking to avoid last minute filing had already submitted the report. The FCC does not issue a gold star for such prudence, but we’ll give you one. For all other stations that have not filed the schedule, this is your early Christmas gift from the FCC.