85 Stations Given Six More Months For DTV

One of the commercial stations and two of the non-commercial stations were also admonished for not taking sufficient action to get their DTT operations going.
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Last Thursday, The FCC adopted an Order granting six-month extensions for 39 commercial television stations to complete construction of their DTV facilities based upon their demonstrated inability to complete construction by their current deadline. Of the stations receiving a grant of their extension applications, the Commission finds that 39 stations made reasonable and diligent efforts to construct, but were unable to complete construction due to circumstances that were either unforeseeable or beyond their control. These 39 stations are granted an extension running six months from the release date of the Order. The Order also admonishes 1 station for its failure to justify further extension of its DTV construction permit. The station is admonished and is granted six months to complete construction of its DTV facilities.

The FCC also adopted an Order granting six-month extensions for 43 noncommercial television stations to complete construction of their DTV facilities based upon their demonstrated inability to complete construction by their current deadline. Of the stations receiving a grant of their extension applications, the Commission finds that 43 stations made reasonable and diligent efforts to construct, but were unable to complete construction due to circumstances that were either unforeseeable or beyond their control. These 43 stations are granted an extension running six months from the release date of the Order. The Order also finds that 2 stations failed to adequately justify further extension of their DTV construction permits. These stations are admonished and are granted six months to complete construction of their DTV facilities.