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Coalition Class-A Members Support Auction Eligible Licensee Group In Their New Compromise Formula  For Incentive Auction Estimated FCC Opening Bid Prices  

WatchTV, Inc., licensee of seven Class A-television stations in the Pacific Northwest, and owned by former Community Broadcasting Association leader, Greg Herman; and One Ministries, licensee of two Class-A television stations, lead by LPTV religious broadcaster Keith Leitch, have submitted comments into the FCC Incentive Auction Proceedings 12-268, in support of the Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition (EOBC) new formula for calculating auction opening bid prices.  For these and most all auction eligible Class-A's, as well as most all auction eligible stations, this new formula is a real upgrade to reality for how the FCC should be fairly treating licensees for their spectrum assets. The formula takes into account the new reality of the recent AWS auction pricing, and most importantly, the full "volume" of interference a station generates, rather than just that within its protected contours.  The formula increases the weighting for the stations' population count from 25% to 50%.


EOBC is a very vocal and articulate advocate for auction-eligible licensees, including many Class-A's.  They represent some the largest independent spectrum holders as well.  The EOBC new formula, auction evaluation spreadsheets, and other materials can be found here.  We encourage all readers, even most of you without auction-eligible stations to review these materials, if for anything else, to see what is happening and how eventually it all can help to revalue most LPTV post-auction.

"The link below is a spreadsheet that lists starting prices for every TV station (sorted alphabetically by call sign) calculated using the FCC's proposed formula and the EOBC alternative. Look up your station and see the $$$ difference.  2165 Stations get an increase, 8 Stations get a slight decrease but those 8 are owned by group owners who get an overall increase.  While it is true that Starting Prices go down in the auction, your choice is to go down from a high price or from a low price."


 

EOBC Spreadsheet of Auction Eligible Station Values

Downloads a large Excel spreadsheet

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FCC WATCH
Fixing Flawed and Non-Existent "Editorial Privileges"
Michael O'Rielly,  FCC Commissioner

" Maybe the only good thing to come from the Commission's net neutrality proceeding is that it shined a spotlight on a dark corner of FCC process: the flawed procedure for finalizing and releasing Commission documents after they are voted on by the Commission at an Open Meeting.  Those who are not familiar with FCC procedures might think that the work ends once the Commission has voted on an item.  In truth, it is just the beginning of the end."  


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The Incentive Auction Task Force broadcaster information 
sessions in mid-west and Las Vegas.

Locations and Dates 
March 30, 2015: Cincinnati, OH 
March 31, 2015: Columbus, OH 
April 1, 2015: Cleveland, OH 
April 6, 2015: Louisville, KY 
April 7, 2015: Indianapolis, IN 
April 13-14, 2015: Las Vegas, NV (in conjunction with the NAB Show. General session to be held April 14, 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm)

We got a report today from the Auction Task Force meeting in Michigan, which was said to be well attended, presented all of the key information to the auction eligible licensees, and actually gave encouragement to one Class-A station owner and his family, that all of their investment into local broadcasting may just pay off soon.

The Coalition is here in part to support our Class-A members have a successful auction, and that we hope they take part of their windfall payday and reinvest into LD's and CP's, and/or start great new programming networks.  We do question why the Congress chose to auction off the two classes of TV broadcasters with the highest public interest obligations, and not LPTV which has the least amount of obligations.  

FCC announces March 26th Open Meeting Agenda which includes STELA.
Market Modification: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement Section 102 of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014, which directs the Commission to adopt rules that permit the modification of a commercial television broadcast station's local television market for purposes of satellite carriage rights, including the promotion of consumers' access to television broadcast station signals that originate in their State of residence

CONGRESS WATCH
Rewriting the Communications Act Update

Hangout with Chairman Upton and Rep. Walden
Dec. 2013 CommAct Rewrite Hangout with
Chairman Upton and Rep. Walden

Upton and Walden Release #CommAct Update 
White Paper on Video Policy
December 10, 2014
     
Latest White Paper Continues Committee's Request for Public Input 
Ahead of the #CommActUpdate

WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today continued the process of gathering public input ahead of the #CommActUpdate. The white paper released today explores the laws governing the market for video content distribution.

 

"As we often noted during our work to reauthorize the satellite television law, the marketplace for video content and distribution has changed dramatically in recent years and continues to evolve. We are long removed from the days of one TV per household, bulky box sets that often doubled as living room furniture. Now, Americans are clamoring for more content and choices, and the ability to view videos whether home or on the go on the platform of their choosing," said Upton and Walden. "This white paper asks important questions that will inform the #CommActUpdate process about these ever-changing dynamics. We look forward to the spirited responses which have followed each prior white paper and expect to begin putting pen-to-paper in the coming months."

 

READ THE WHITE PAPER 

 

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DO YOU NEED EQUIPMENT FINANCING FOR YOUR CLASS-A DIGITAL BUILD-OUT?

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IS YOUR FACILITY EAS COMPLIANT?
The Coalition reminds all licensees to make sure their EAS systems are installed and operating as required.  If you need to know more about these requirements please review this official FCC document.  FCC EAS HANDBOOK

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POST-AUCTION 
DMA REPACKING STUDIES
Learn As Much As The Big Players Know!

Our new DMA Channel Repacking Study is based on the May 15th 2014 FCC Spectrum Auction Report and Order, as well as the 144-MHz clearing target and new National Band Plan.  It is a non-engineering analysis of a TV DMA as it is today and how it may look at the time of the LPTV repacking process.

 

We use the latest FCC simulations per DMA which were 

created to provide the basis for the two Greenhill Reports 

of auction-eligible station values.

 

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COALITION MEMBERSHIP
Free Membership For All LPTV Licensees!

So how can we offer a free membership and still get all of this work done here in DC?  Well, we provide a lot of services which LPTV and TV translator licensees need from filings into the FCC proceedings, the DMA Repacking Studies, arrange contracts for carrying networks on your channels, and most importantly, we take on direct assignments for advocacy from licensees.

We also get a lot of direct support for our own specific research projects which are funded to help the entire industry.  And these have become the best of what we have been able to offer for the defense of LPTV in the Incentive Auction process.

No one interest group controls us, and we work for the best interests of the many.  As LPTV licensees, operators, and investors, we know what you are going through and your challenges.  Like we say...
Mike Gravino
Director
LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition
(202) 604-0747
lptvcoalition@gmail.com
http://www.lptvcoalition.com