The tell-all notice on who got what in the reverse auction and who’s going where in the repack will be issued shortly following the end of the assignment auction, now set for March 30.
The tell-all public notice in which the FCC will reveal what broadcasters sold stations in the incentive auction and how much they got for them should emerge in April — if the FCC keeps to its schedule.
The notice will also contain information on the post-auction repacking, including how many and which stations will have to move to new channels and the new channel assignments.
The FCC had always planned to issue the much-anticipated notice soon after the end of the assignment auction, in which wireless carriers that won generic blocks of spectrum in the forward auction can bid for specific frequencies.
The FCC said today that the assignment auction will begin March 6 and end March 30. That means the tell-all notice should be out sometime in April, giving broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas (April 22-27) plenty to talk about.