FCC announces first steps in the Repack

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Re: FCC announces first steps in the Repack

Post by Deep Thought » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:35 pm

But...but...but...WIRELESS SPECTRUM CRISIS!!!!.

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Re: FCC announces first steps in the Repack

Post by KE0MI » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:43 pm

Late to the discussion, sorry!

While I see multiple folks that believe that broadcasting an OTA is archaic (based on the majority watching those signals on cable and satellite), I shouldn't need to remind anyone that 100% of all viewers of my station are watching OTA. How do you deliver to all the cable and satellite points of presence short of fiber delivery? And if you are interested in actual numbers for broadcast television stats, look at https://www.tvb.org/Default.aspx?TabID=1593 . Watching with great interest to see when the wireless providers put their money where their mouth is!

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Re: FCC announces first steps in the Repack

Post by Kelly » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:20 pm

Let me guess.. "Your" station is an LPTV or Class A?
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Re: FCC announces first steps in the Repack

Post by iowegian3 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:12 pm

Perhaps with the underwhelming outcome for the reverse auction, we can finally put a stake in the heart of low band VHF. And with the end of the freeze, maybe the terrain shadowed valley where I live in Colorado will get a translator for PBS and Fox so I can cut the cord, or rather, break the Dish.

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Re: FCC announces first steps in the Repack

Post by Deep Thought » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:19 am

"Underwhelming" is an understatement.
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Re: FCC announces first steps in the Repack

Post by w9wi » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:39 am

Kelly wrote:Let me guess.. "Your" station is an LPTV or Class A?
When you count satellite and outlying cable & IPTV operators, I would be surprised if the true OTA penetration in Nashville is less than 50%. I wouldn't doubt it's significantly higher in markets where the population is more spread out.
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Re: FCC announces first steps in the Repack

Post by KE0MI » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:21 pm

Kelly wrote:Let me guess.. "Your" station is an LPTV or Class A?
No, full power NBC affiliate on upper VHF. None of the cable and satellite receive sites use anything other than an over the air feed.

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Re: FCC announces first steps in the Repack

Post by Kelly » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:44 pm

There is the current tally:

(From TV Technology)

The auction started in March of 2016 with a first stage clearing target of 126 MHz. Broadcaster ask came in at $86 billion, wireless bidders offered $23.1 billion (before discounts) for the 100 MHz of spectrum offered. The Stage 2, 114/90 MHz configuration brought a $54.6 billion versus $21.5 billion spread. Stage 3 which broadcasters asked $54.6 billion and wireless bidders offered $21.5 billion for the 90 MHz offered. Stage 3 targeted 108/80 MHz and yielded a $40.3 billion $19.7 billion gap.
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