Post-Auction Repack Transition Testing

Date(s) - 11/30/18
All Day

Transition Phase 1 testing ends.

Starting in late 2017, all full power and Class A television stations that are being repacked are required to electronically file FCC Form 2100,
Schedule 387 Transition Progress Reports, on a quarterly basis. By the tenth day following each quarter, each transitioning station must  inform the FCC and the public of the station’s steps toward constructing facilities for its new channel and ending operations on its current channel. This reporting requirement ceases when the station has finished its transition and has filed a final report indicating that fact. Transitioning stations have been assigned to one of ten successive transition phases, each with its own timeline governing when the station may begin testing on its new channel and must cease operations on its pre-auction channel. In addition to these quarterly reports, these stations must file progress reports ten weeks before the end of their assigned construction deadline, ten days after completion of all work related to constructing their postrepack facilities, and five days after ceasing operations on their pre-auction channel. The FCC has also established several other important repack-related deadlines; more  information about the specific transition phases and related deadlines can be found in this CommLawCenter article on the subject.