Deborah is the Executive Editor of TV Technology.
Broadcasters asked $10 for 84 MHz in the fourth stage of the TV spectrum incentive reverse auction, which concluded as scheduled on Friday, Jan. 13.
The U.S. gained 144 low-power TV licenses in 2016 despite the uncertain future of LPTVs, which are not assured a channel assignment in the post-incentive auction repack.
The FCC reached a $100 million settlement with a Glen Allen, Va., company that failed to build out a wireless service network according to the license conditions.
The FCC proposed its game plan for reimbursing TV stations displaced by the spectrum incentive auction, now in a fourth stage.
Bidding in the Stage 4 forward auction is tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Federal Communications Commission said today.
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10, the bidding schedule will change to four rounds per day.
New York gathering discusses transition away from SDI
That was fast. Here we are with 2016 in the rearview.
The $80 billion windfall predicted from the TV spectrum incentive auction failed to materialize eight months in.
Stage three of the TV spectrum incentive auction has now concluded, with broadcasters seeking $40.3 billion for 108 MHz of spectrum, and wireless providers bidding $19.7 billion for the 80 MHz designated for sale.
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