Tuesday the FCC said it was delaying the deadline for filing the first round DTV channel elections until Feb. 10, 2005. See the Order (DA No. 05-164) granting the extension requested by the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCEE). Additional guidance from the FCC on negotiated channel agreements is expected. Check the FCC Daily Digiest and the FCC DTV web site for additional information as it becomes available.
FCC Extends DTV Deadlines, Again
The FCC has taken action on 141 stations that requested a third, six-month extension of the May 1, 2002 DTV deadline. Of these, 104 received extensions, seven were "admonished," and 30 were left undecided. The 104 stations receiving a third extension pleaded everything from poverty to construction and equipment delays