FCC Locks In Dates For Lifting Mod Freeze

The FCC announced in October that it would be lifting its 2013 freeze on certain TV station modification applications that would increase a station’s coverage area. Today, it said the thaw will begin on Nov. 28, and will be quite short in duration, ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 7. During this period, full-power and Class A TV stations that were not assigned a new channel in the repack will be able to file for minor modifications of their facilities.