The FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau announced procedures for low power television, television translator and replacement translator stations during the post-auction television channel spectrum repack.
LPTV/translator stations were not eligible to participate in the incentive auction and were not protected in the repacking process. That means up to about 4,000 LPTV/translator stations will be displaced, according to the LPTV Spectrum Coalition. In order to mitigate this impact, the FCC says these stations may file to move to another channel in the repacked TV band or to channel share. The Media Bureau will use software to help identify potential channel assignments.
In the Notice, the FCC addresses:
May 16, 2017