FCC LPTV WEBINAR TODAY
TUESDAY - FEB. 24, 2015
2:00 PM EASTERN


REVISED REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
YOU MUST RE-REGISTER EVEN IF YOU DID SO LAST WEEK FOR THE CANCELED EVENT!!

MEDIA BUREAU WEBINAR TO DISCUSS ISSUES RELEVANT TO LOW POWER TELEVISION AND TELEVISION TRANSLATOR STATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE TELEVISION SPECTRUM 
INCENTIVE AUCTION

On October 10, 2014, the Commission released the Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Incentive Auction proceeding, addressing issues relating to digital Low Power Television and TV translator stations.1 Among the issues addressed were the extension of the current September 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 also invited commenters to propose other measures that the Commission should consider in this connection. 

Comments were received on January 12, 2015, and reply comments on February 2, 2015. To facilitate public input and understanding of issues relating to the impact of the incentive auction and repacking on LPTV and TV translator stations, the Media Bureau will host a LEARN webinar TODAY! 

To participate please follow the registration instructions below:

>>>>>> EVENT NUMBER: 393 441 583 <<<<<<

To register and join the online event:

Go to 
At the Event Information page click on Register

At the Register for event page provide the required information 
and click on Submit

The Coalition has a special page set up with the NPRM, the Comments, and Reply Comments.  It also has a form to fill out if you want to submit questions ahead of time.



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DTV INTERFERENCE, REPACKING, 
AND THE FCC

We urge you all to read this analysis from TV Technology last week.  It just may be the basis for how every LPTV licensee gets to be fully repacked in each DMA.  If you do not figure it out, we will be revealing how soon.  TV Technology Article


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THIS IS HOW WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE ALL LPTV LICENSEES GET A NEW CHANNEL IN THE REPACK, and more...



This is an excellent report commissioned by Locus Point Networks, one of the "speculators" in the auction, having during the past three years acquiring a lot of Class-A's.  They have not engaged the LPTV community other than wanting to sell off the stations they have bought, but little did they know that their report would be the roadmap for total LPTV repacking in the auction, as well as getting us our technology neutral future standard, and helping us to increase our valuations to near that of what the Incentive Auction pricing will close at.  

From the report...
"...several empirical studies have found that the annual consumer surplus generated by spectrum deployed for mobile broadband is equal to the value of the spectrum. Consequently, every year that the auction is delayed amounts to a loss in consumer surplus roughly equal to the value of the spectrum, if it had been sold. Assuming the spectrum is worth roughly $2.00/MHz-pop or $62 billion for the 126 MHz clearing scenario, a similar amount-$62 billion-would be the annual cost of delay. Larger or smaller clearing scenarios would have similarly larger or smaller costs of delay."  

So, our new rallying cry is...fully accommodate LPTV, or else, face a $30 to $60 billion net-cost to the economy by a delay, if we are forced to go the courts.  Our demands are simple, easy to provide, and are fully within the existing general authority of an enlightened and innovative FCC.

But let's hear what the FCC has to say today in the LPTV Webinar...we believe they are on board with trying to assist all LPTV survive through the auction and repacking process...then again, the proof is in the pudding.

We call this strategy, the Rod & Hammer.  The Rod is the LPTV Right of Displacement, which is inherent in each of our licenses and permits.  It means we have the right to go find another channel when displaced.  This means we are not going anywhere except to a new frequency, and maybe a new city of license in the same DMA.  The Hammer is our Right of Appeal, which we can and will use in the courts.  Most importantly, this means big bucks will be lost to the economy, the government, the wireless buyers, and the broadcast sellers.  Oh well, too bad, we are just secondary...

The Rod & Hammer, you will be hearing more about it sooner than you thought you would...

Coming soon...





Mike Gravino
Director
LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition
(202) 604-0747
lptvcoalition@gmail.com