Schedule

Transition Schedule

Bar chart of the ten phases of the transition timeline

Phase

Testing Period
Start Date

Phase
Completion Date

1

9/14/2018

11/30/2018

2

12/1/2018

4/12/2019

3

4/13/2019

6/21/2019

4

6/22/2019

8/2/2019

5

8/3/2019

9/6/2019

6

9/7/2019

10/18/2019

7

10/19/2019

1/17/2020

8

1/18/2020

3/13/2020

9

3/14/2020

5/1/2020

10

5/2/2020

7/3/2020

Regions

Regional Coordination

Repack Regions Map

The Media Bureau has assigned Regional Coordinators to support broadcast television stations moving to new channel assignments in the post-incentive auction transition period. Each region has a dedicated Bureau staff member who will act as a first point of contact at the Commission.

The regional groupings are intended to facilitate coordination among stations facing similar localized challenges, and to enable stations in those regional groups to have access to a coordinator at the Commission who is familiar with the localized challenges. For example, the Regional Coordinator will help facilitate cooperation among neighboring stations that may confront similar challenges such as terrain or unique weather events. The regional coordination will also allow stations within a region to benefit from lessons learned by other stations transitioning in that region, including among stations within a region that are assigned to different transition phases. The Regional Coordinators will also serve as a point of contact for multichannel video programming distributors as they modify their systems to continue to carry stations in a region on new channel assignments.

Related Documents

Regional Station Lists & Coordinator Contacts

 

 

Updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017