Summary

November 5, 2008 - November 10, 2008
Rounds:
24
Bidding Days:
4
Qualified Bidders:
27
Winning Bidders:
19 Bidders won 30 Permits
Licenses Held by FCC:
13
Gross Bids:
$173,350
Net Bids:
$134,725
Reports Files
General Information

No general information is available at this time.

Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 85 began on 11/5/2008 and closed on 11/10/2008.

Licenses:

43* Low Power Television and TV Translator Digital Companion Channels

Spectrum:

Specified frequencies from 54 MHz to 746 MHz (television channels 2-59) See Public Notices DA 06-874 and DA 08-1944 and 47 CFR 73.606 and 73.622

Bandwidth:

6 MHz per digital companion channel

Winning Bidders:
19 Bidders won 30 Permits
Rounds:
24
Qualified Bidders:
27
Licenses Won:
30
Licenses Held by FCC:
13
Total Licenses:
43
Net Bids:
$134,725
Gross Bids:
$173,350
 
 
EventDate
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Window Opens
6/19/2006; 09:00 am ET
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
6/30/2006; 6:00 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
10/10/2008; Before 6:00 pm ET
Mock Auction
11/3/2008
Auction Start
11/5/2008
Auction Closed
11/10/2008
A complete list of construction permits for Auction 85 and their descriptions is provided in Attachment A of Public Notice DA 08-1944.
 
 
 
 

A New Entrant Bidding Credit will be available for this auction. Eligibility and application requirements for New Entrant Bidding Credit are specified in Public Notice DA 06-874. Applicants that qualify for the New Entrant Bidding Credit are eligible for a bidding credit that represents the amount by which a bidder's winning bid is discounted. The size of a New Entrant Bidding Credit depends on the number of ownership interests in other "media of mass communications" that are attributable to the bidder-entity and its attributable interest-holders:

  • A 35 percent bidding credit will be given to a winning bidder if it, and/or any individual or entity with an attributable interest in the winning bidder, has no attributable interest in any other media of mass communications;
  • A 25 percent bidding credit will be given to a winning bidder if it, and/or any individual or entity with an attributable interest in the winning bidder, has an attributable interest in no more than three mass media facilities;
  • No bidding credit will be given if any of the commonly owned mass media facilities serve the same area as the proposed broadcast station, or if the winning bidder, and/or any individual or entity with an attributable interest in the winning bidder, has attributable interests in more than three mass media facilities;
Attributable interests held by a winning bidder in existing low power television, television translator or FM translator facilities will not be counted among the winning bidder's "other mass media interests" in determining eligibility for a bidding credit.
Bidders intending to divest a media interest or make any other ownership changes, such as resignation of positional interests, in order to avoid attribution for purposes of qualifying for the New Entrant Bidding Credit must have consummated such divestment transactions or have completed such ownership changes by no later than the short-form application filing deadline, June 30, 2006.
 
* With the removal of MX Group MX291 from Auction 85, (see Public Notice DA 08-2150, the number of construction permits was changed from 44 to 43.
Releases P
 
11/4/2008
9/30/2008
 
9/2/2008
 
7/31/2008
 
7/17/2008
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 08-460)

Auction of LPTV and TV Translator Digital Companion Channels Scheduled for November 5, 2008; Announcement of Settlement Period Ending July 31, 2008; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 85
Copies of comments and reply comments filed in response to this public notice may be found by using the search function of ECFS under proceeding 08-22 or through the FCC Reference Information Center, which is located at the Commission's Headquarters.

 
8/31/2006
Media Bureau Announces October 30, 2006 Long Form Application Deadline for Singleton Proposals.
 
5/25/2006
The FCC will hold a filing window seminar for Auction No. 85 - LPTV and TV Translators digital companion channel applicants on Monday, June 12, 2006.
4/20/2006
The Media Bureau and the WTB jointly announced that the filing window for Auction No. 85 short form applications has been rescheduled to be open from June 19 through June 30, 2006.
 
1/26/2006
MB and WTB jointly announce a filing window for the submission of applications for digital companion channels by existing licensees and permittees of LPTV, Class A, and TV translator stations.
Releases L
 
7/24/2007
This letter dismisses the engineering data contained in the supplemental FCC Form 346 Tech Box, File No. BSFDTL-20060630BAO, for a digital companion channel for station K63GZ, associated with the short-form application filed by Mintz for Auction No. 85.
 
7/24/2007
This letter dismisses the engineering data contained in the supplemental FCC Form 346 Tech Box, File No. BSFDTL-20060630BBS, for a digital companion channel for station K18HD, associated with the short-form application filed by Mintz for Auction No. 85.
 
7/24/2007
This letter dismisses the engineering data contained in supplemental FCC Form 346 Tech Box, File No. BSFDTL-20060630BU, for a digital companion channel for station WQAW-LP, associated with the short-form application filed by Mintz for Auction No. 85. Dismissed as moot the Asiavision dismissal petition.

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Auction Seminar

This seminar was held on October 1, 2008. You may view the presentations below.

Bidding Seminar Presentations - October 1, 2008

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kathy Hostetter, Deputy Division Chief, Auctions & Spectrum Access Division (ASAD)
pdf - PowerPoint

Pre-Auction Process
Linda Sanderson, Auctions Marketing Specialist, ASAD
pdf - PowerPoint

Overview of Due Diligence
Shaun Maher, Attorney, Video Division

Anti-Collusion Rules and Payment Procedures

Overview of Anti-Collusion Rules
Lynne Milne, Attorney, ASAD
 
Wire Transfer & Payment Process
Gail Glasser, Financial Management Specialist, Auctions Accounting Group
 

Auction Bidding Procedures

Overview of Auction Process & FCC Automated Auction System
Roy Knowles, Wireless Telecommunications Analyst, ASAD

Post-Auction Process

Payment and Filing Requirements
Linda Sanderson, Auctions Marketing Specialist, ASAD
Hossein Hashemzadeh, Associate Chief, Video Division
 

Hands-on Access to Software

Filing Seminar Presentations - June 12, 2006

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Craig Bomberger, Associate Chief, Auctions & Spectrum Access Division (ASAD)
pdf - PowerPoint

Overview of Service Rules and Due Diligence
Shaun Maher, Attorney, Video Division
pdf - PowerPoint

Auction Rules, Electronic Filing of Form 175 and Engineering Proposals
Lisa Stover, Auctions Marketing Specialist, ASAD
Hossein Hashemzadeh, Associate Chief, Video Division
Lynne Milne, Attorney, ASAD
pdf - PowerPoint

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