Media Bureau to hold LPTV, translator webinar

The webinar is part of the FCC’s Learn Everything About Reverse Auctions Now Program (LEARN) series.

The Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau will conduct a webinar Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. to address issues pertaining to LPTV and TV translator stations raised by the spectrum auction and repack.

The webinar, part of the FCC LearnEverything About Reverse Auctions Now (LEARN) series, follows several actions by the agency related to LPTV, translators and the repack.

  • The commission released its Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Incentive Auction proceeding on Oct. 10, 2014. In it, the agency addressed issues relating to digital LPTV and TV translator stations.
  • They included extending the current Sept. 1, 2015, digital transition deadline, allowing channel sharing between LPTV and TV translator stations, the creation of a digital replacement translator service and the displacement of stations as a result of the incentive auction repack.
  • The notice sought comments on other steps the commission should consider. Those were received Jan. 12, 2015, and reply comments are due on Feb. 2, 2015.

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