Spectrum Repacking

As part of the broadcast spectrum incentive auction, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is authorized to repack the television band by assigning television stations to new channels. This process will pose significant challenges for the broadcast industry. Repacked television stations will need to complete channel moves. Radio stations and non-repacked television stations may also be affected if they are located on or near a tower with a repacked television station. NAB is committed to helping stations understand and prepare for the repack.

On April 13, the FCC released a public notice announcing the results of the auction and outlining which stations will be moving along with their new channel assignments. Nearly 1,000 stations will be moved to new channels. The release of this notice also starts a 90-day shot clock on submitting applications for repack construction and reimbursement estimates. The first station moves will begin in November 2018.

You can find additional information on the FCC's website .

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