FCC Incentive Auction results released

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Fri Apr 14 01:50:08 EDT 2017

<<On Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:52:03 -0400, Ron Bello <rbello@belloassoc.com> said:

> Why move WCVB off channel 20 only to move WBZ-TV from 30 to 20 ?
> Why not just move BZ-TV to 33 ?

That's one of the bizarre things that the FCC's optimization algorithm
did.  There are a number of cities in which stations are literally
ordered to swap channels.  In some cases there may be ordering
constraints, or the new channels may actually require different
directional antennas, but I'd expect a lot of these situations to be
resolved by formal petitions during the initial application period,
which the Commission has said they will consider provided they don't
delay the spectrum clearance.


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