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Summary

January 24, 1996 - January 25, 1996
Rounds:
19
Bidding Days:
15
Qualified Bidders:
3
Winning Bidders:
1 bidder won 1 license
Gross Bids:
$682,500,000
Net Bids:
$682,500,000
Reports Files
Maps & Band Plans

1/29/1996
Winning Bidders
WTB Announces Winners of the DBS Auctions

1/22/1996
Qualified Bidders
Qualified Bidders For DBS Auction To Be Held January 24, 1996
This Public Notice identifies applicants that have been found qualified to bid in the auction of two Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) construction permits -- for use of channels at the 110 W.L. orbital location and the 148 W.L. orbital location -- which will be held on January 24, 1996. This Notice also sets forth other important information regarding the auction.

1/22/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (PNWL 96-015)
Qualified Bidders For DBS Auction To Be Held January 24, 1996

1/11/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (PNWL 96-011)
WTB Clarifies Form 175 Filing Requirements For Auction Of DBS Construction Permits And Announces Availability Of Electronic Filing
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Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 8 began on 1/24/1996 and closed on 1/25/1996.
Round 19 (See Winning Bidders PN)

Licenses:

1 Nationwide; 110 degree satellite

Spectrum:

12.2-12.7 GHz (approx.)

Bandwidth:

28 Ch. @ 24 MHz

Winning Bidders:
1 bidder won 1 license
Rounds:
19
Qualified Bidders:
3
Licenses Won:
1
Total Licenses:
1
Net Bids:
$682,500,000
Gross Bids:
$682,500,000

 

General information and associated licensing parameters are provided below. Public Notices provide specific information regarding this auction. This fact sheet includes:

EventDate
Registration
Auction Start
Auction Closed

(Note: Adjacent channels are overlapping)
From January 24, 1996 through January 26, 1996 the FCC auctioned two Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) construction permits. The first permit, for the use of 28 channels in the 110 degree west orbital location offering full nationwide coverage, was awarded after 19 rounds to MCI Telecom Corp. with a winning bid of $682.5 million. (See Auction #9 for details on the second permit.)

DBS is defined to include satellite transmission of voice, video, and data direct to the consumer. Thus, while DBS is expected to be a competitor to cable, the service is not limited to the traditional model of providing multi-channel video programming. DBS is a direct-to-home satellite service that permits delivery of digitally-compressed audio and video signals to individual households by means of an 18 inch dish receiving antenna. DBS services offer packages of satellite television and radio programming which includes virtually all of the basic and premium cable programming services, retransmitted television broadcast signals (network stations are available only to "unserved households," those without off-air access or recent access via a cable subscription to an affiliate of the network in question), a substantial amount of "out-of-market" sports programming, and a wide range of pay-per-view movies.

10 years – non-broadcast
5 years – broadcast.

No bidding credits were offered in this auction.

Releases P

1/29/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE
WTB Announces Winners of the DBS Auctions

1/22/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (PNWL 96-015)
Qualified Bidders For DBS Auction To Be Held January 24, 1996
This Public Notice identifies applicants that have been found qualified to bid in the auction of two Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) construction permits -- for use of channels at the 110 W.L. orbital location and the 148 W.L. orbital location -- which will be held on January 24, 1996. This Notice also sets forth other important information regarding the auction.

1/11/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (PNWL 96-011)
WTB Clarifies Form 175 Filing Requirements For Auction Of DBS Construction Permits And Announces Availability Of Electronic Filing
This Public Notice clarifies certain filing requirements for the upcoming auction of two Direct Broadcast Satellite construction permits scheduled for January 24, 1996 and announces the availability of FCC Form 175 software from the Internet and FCC Bulletin Board System (BBS).
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12/15/1995
PUBLIC NOTICE (PNWL 95-144)
Broadband PCS C Block Auction Will Proceed Regardless of Potential Government Shutdown
This Public Notice announces the Broadband PCS C Block auction will commence on December 18, 1995, and will not be affected in the event of a government shutdown after midnight on December 15, 1995. The MDS and SMR auctions will also continue as scheduled.
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10/26/1995
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 95-2244)
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Clarifies Spectrum Auction Anti-Collusion Rules
This Public Notice provides guidance regarding the Commission's anti-collusion rules, is meant to serve as a guideline for all auctions.
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11/4/1994
PUBLIC NOTICE (FCC 94-283)
Commission Announces That Mutually Exclusive "Short-Form" Applications (Form 175) To Participate In Competitive Bidding Process (Auctions) Are Treated As Exempt For Ex Parte Purpose
In the Second Report and Order in PP Docket No. 93-253, 9 FCC Rcd 2348 (1994), recon. Second Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 94-215 (released August 15, 1994), the Commission adopted general rules to implement the authority conferred in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to employ competitive bidding ("auction") procedures to choose among mutually exclusive applications for initial licenses.

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