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Reminder: Webinar Focused On Repacking Data August 22, 2013

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Released: August 19, 2013


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DA 13-1776

Released: August 19, 2013



GN Docket No. 12-268

On July 22, 2013, the Commission's Incentive Auction Task Force released a public notice,
accompanying data and updated computer software relevant to the repacking component of the upcoming
incentive auction. The information released included the data and a methodology for creating a
preliminary set of constraint files, which represent the results of staff analysis of whether television
stations could be assigned to particular channels or channel relationships in the incentive auction
repacking process, consistent with statutory and other requirements, based on certain preliminary
On August 8, the Commission's Incentive Auction Task Force announced that, to facilitate
additional public dialogue, on

August 22, 2013 from 1 to 3pm

the Incentive Auction Task Force will
host a webinar for parties interested in learning more about the technical details of the recently-released
repacking software, data, and output files.2
Topics to be covered include:
Overview of repacking and general channel use restrictions;
Overview of OET Bulletin 69 and related statutory requirements;
Discussion of TVStudy software and performing "pairwise" interference analyses between
stations using the methodology described in OET-69; and
Description of how "domain" and "interference_paired" files (together, the "constraint files")
were generated.
There will also be the opportunity for participants in the webinar to ask questions. If you would like to
ask questions in advance or suggest some topic for presentation, please submit to
RSVP to Brigid Calamis ( for WebEx log-in information.
The Public Notice, Technical Appendix and data files can be found at:
For more information about the broadcast television incentive auction, visit:

1 Incentive Auction Task Force Releases Information Related to Incentive Auction Repacking, Public Notice, DA 13-
1613 (July 22, 2013). The assumptions contained in the released files are for illustrative purposes only, and are
subject to a final decision by the Commission.
2 Incentive Auction Task Force Announces Webinar Focused on Repacking Data, Public Notice, DA 13-1727
(August 8, 2013).

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