FCC Announces TV Spectrum Repacking Workshop
Scheduled for Sept. 30
September 9, 2013
Communications Commission will host a workshop on Monday, Sept. 30, on post-incentive auction channel repacking. Scheduled from
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the two-panel session will focus on issues
surrounding the reassignment of television stations after the incentive auction
authorized by Congress in the Spectrum Act of 2012.
Act establishes a $1.75 billion TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund for the
Commission to reimburse costs reasonably incurred by broadcasters who are
relocated to new channels when broadcast spectrum is repacked following the
auction. In the workshop, panelists will discuss: 1)
the categories of reimbursable costs broadcasters might incur as a result of
the repacking; and 2) how broadcasters can coordinate among themselves to
mitigate costs and ensure the most efficient transition to new
The workshop will be held in the
Commission Meeting Room at the FCC’s Washington headquarters and is free and open to the
public. It also will be streamed live at the
website. More details about the event will be provided
as the date approaches. For further information, contact Kim Matthews at 202.418.2154 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org); Mary Margaret Jackson at 202.418.3641; Pamela Gallant at 202.418.0614 or Justin Cole at 202.418.8191.
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