Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 90 began on 2/15/2011 and closed on 2/17/2011.

(See Auction 90 Procedures Public Notice DA 10-2008 (pdf))
Licenses:

Channel DTV 4 – Atlantic City, NJ (“MM-DTV012-4”)
Channel DTV 5 – Seaford, DE (“MM-DTV013-5”)

Spectrum

Two vacant allotments (6 MHz) See Public Notice DA 10-2008 and 47 CFR § 73.622

Bandwidth:

6 MHz per construction permit

Winning Bidders:
1 Bidder won 2 Permits
Rounds:
14
Qualified Bidders
3
Licenses Won:
2
Total Licenses:
2
Net Bids
$2,631,200
Gross Bids:
$4,048,000

Event Date
Comments Due
Reply Comments Due
Auction Tutorial Available (via Internet)
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Window Opens
12/8/2010; 12:00 noon ET
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
12/15/2010; prior to 6:00 p.m. ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
1/21/2011; 6:00 p.m. ET
Mock Auction
2/11/2011
Auction Start
2/15/2011
Auction Closed
2/17/2011
     
A New Entrant Bidding Credit will be available for this auction. See 47 C.F.R. § 73.5007(a). Eligibility and application requirements for the New Entrant Bidding Credit are specified in Public Notice DA 10-2008 (pdf) and Section 73.5007 of the Commission’s Rules. 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 applicant 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, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5008;
  • 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, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5008;
  • No bidding credit will be given if any of the commonly owned mass media facilities serve the same area as the broadcast station proposed in the auction, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5007(b), 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.
Applicants 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 - December 15, 2010; 6:00 p.m. ET. Events occurring after the short-form application filing deadline, such as the acquisition of attributable interests in media of mass communications, may cause diminishment or loss of the bidding credit.