— The Federal Communications Commission will be holding a webinar this Thursday on its TV station channel repacking software. Specifically, the discussion will focus on the OET-69 TVStudy software update released by the commission on July 22, 2013.
included the data and a methodology for creating a preliminary set of
constraint files that reflect the FCC’s staff analysis of whether or not stations will interfere with one another after a repack of the TV spectrum following next year’s spectrum. incentive auction. The commission said that its TVStudy Vers. 1.2 software is able to “easily
replicate multiple stations to generate various nationwide scenarios” using pairwise interference data files. These files were described as definitive determinations of predicted interference based on the same specific viewers for each station analyzed.
Incentive Auction Task Force will host a webinar for parties interested in learning
more about the technical details of the recently-released repacking software,
data, and output files, on Aug. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
Topics to be covered include:
· Overview of repacking and general channel use
· Overview of OET Bulletin 69 and related statutory
· Discussion of TVStudy
software and performing “pairwise” interference analyses between stations using
the methodology described in OET-69; and
· Description of how “domain” and “interference_paired” files
(together, the “constraint files”) were generated.
will also be the opportunity for participants in the webinar to ask questions. RSVPs must be sent to Brigid Calamis at Brigid-dot-Calamis-at-fcc-dot-gov for WebEx log-in
Public Notice, Technical Appendix and data files can be found at: http://wireless.fcc.gov/incentiveauctions/learn-program/repacking.html