COALITION LEAD EFFORT TO EXTEND RELOCATION FUNDING FILING DEADLINE APPROVED BY FCC
11:59 PM on November 14, 2019
is the new LPTV and TV translator filing deadline
FM filing deadline remains October 15th!
"Upon request from the LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition
and the National Translator
and good causing being shown, the filing deadline for low power television and television
translator stations for filing FCC Form 2100, Schedule 399 (Form 399) is hereby extended from 11:59
PM on October 15, 2019 to 11:59 PM on November 14, 2019.
The 11:59 PM, October 15, 2019 filing
deadline remains the same for FM broadcast stations.
Stations are encouraged not to wait until the end of the filing period but to file their Form 399s
and attachments as soon as possible. Form 399s will be reviewed on a rolling basis upon receipt.
Additional instructions and guidance on filing Form 399 is available in the LPTV/translator/FM
Reimbursement Form Procedures Public Notice
and on the Commission's website.
questions regarding the filing of Form 399 please contact email@example.com or (202) 418-2009."
A big thanks to the FCC for extending the filing deadline for relocation funding. It could assist many of the 1500+ eligible LPTV and TV translator licensees complete their funding requests in a more timely manner.
The initial 60-day deadline was proving to be too quick a process, with many consulting engineers, legal counsel, and equipment vendors not having enough time to assist all that needed help in this unique process.
With an extra 30-days to file a much broader participation rate of those which are eligible should lead to a much better outcome for the industry.
And since the LPTV and TV translator reimbursement process is not tied to the incentive auction timeline, this extension will not affect that timeline at all.
THE FCC ASKED US TO REMIND YOU TO FILE EARLY, AS THE PROCESS TAKES TIME, AND TO AVOID THE RUSH AT THE END. THIS IS A NEW HARD DEADLINE, SO GET THOSE APPLICATIONS DONE ASAP! IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, CHECK OUT THE COMPANIES BELOW WHICH CAN ASSIST YOU!