Communications Commission has accepted 56 low-power TV and translator
construction applications for filing. The applications were filed in
communities covering 14 states by a number of entities, including Landover 2
LLC, the New York-based concern developing an LTE network in 600 MHz spectrum.
A freeze is currently in place on new station applications pending the spectrum
incentive auction planned for next year. However, the 56 applications accepted
this week were submitted during a designated window, according to an FCC
spokesperson. The last such window closed October of 2010. Of the total
accepted, 42 were for new construction. The rest involved modifications to
Landover has been building a stable of LPTVs for its network. The company
purchased 52 licenses in June, bringing its total to more than 800. It has been
testing its network technology under an FCC experimental license to evaluate
interference with TV signals. Eleven of the 56 applications were from Landover.
All were for new construction
Petitions to deny the applications are due at the commission Sept. 12, 30 days
from the publication of the Public Notice, dated Aug. 13.
June 18, 2013,
LPTV Total to Exceed 800 With $46.5 Million Purchase
Wireless, the New York concern developing an LTE network in 600 MHz spectrum,
is buying more than 50 low-power TV stations for $46.5 million, according to
documents filed with the FCC.
April 26, 2013,
Asks FCC to Lift Freeze
“In addition to offering no compelling rationale for such a freeze—including
the freezing of all applications that had already been filed in accordance with
commission rules—it appears that the freeze is having dramatic consequences
even beyond negative impacts on individual stations and viewers.”