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Channel 51 - Bend, OR Update May 14, 2015 15:59

Today, the FCC approved a Channel 51 transition in Bend, OR.  The movement of this TV station from Channel 51  to Channel 18, will eliminate the adjacent channel interference risk to USCellular's 700MHz A-Block spectrum in Eugene, OR and T-Mobile's A-Block spectrum in Linn, Deschutes, and Lake counties.  It eliminates interference concerns across a total of 7 counties with a total population of 709,258.    Below is a listing of the currently filed Channel 51 transitions.  Each of the Daily Digest dates is linked to the filed information.


Final Daily Digest
Initial Daily Digest
Market
Call Sign
Current Channel
Proposed Channel
Oklahoma City, OK
KSBI(TV)
51
23
Rome, GA
WPXA(TV)
51
31
Kansas City, MO
KPXE-TV
51
30
Dayton, OH
WKEF(TV)
51
18
Denver, CO
KCEC(TV)
51
26
Longview, TX
KCEB
51
26
Lansing, MI
WLAJ-TV
51
25
Bend, OR
KOHD
51
18
Providence, RI
WJAR(TV)
51
50

Channel 51 Interference Mitigation - Boston (MA) April 21, 2015 14:38

Yesterday, the FCC accepted a Channel 51 transition in Providence, RI.  The movement of this TV station from Channel 51  to Channel 50, will eliminate the adjacent channel interference risk to T-Mobile's 700MHz A-Block spectrum in Boston, MA.  It eliminates interference concerns across 22 counties with a total population of 8,228,649    Below is a listing of the currently filed Channel 51 transitions.  Each of the Daily Digest dates is linked to the filed information.


Final Daily Digest

Initial Daily Digest

Market

Call Sign

Current Channel

Proposed Channel

12/13/2013

Oklahoma City, OK

KSBI(TV)

51

23

9/4/2014

Rome, GA

WPXA(TV)

51

31

9/4/2014

Kansas City, MO

KPXE-TV

51

30

12/23/2014

9/18/2014

Dayton, OH

WKEF(TV)

51

18

12/16/2014

10/17/2014

Denver, CO

KCEC(TV)

51

26

12/8/2014

Longview, TX

KCEB

51

26

2/11/2015

1/7/2015

Lansing, MI

WLAJ-TV

51

25

 

4/10/2015

Bend, OR

KOHD

51

18

4/21/2015

Providence, RI

WJAR(TV)

51

50

 

Below are the markets, states, and counties affected by the Providence (RI) Channel 51 interference:


                        
AllNet's Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool has incorporated the Channel 51 interference issue into our Spectrum Grid module.  From this module, you can see the 700MHz A-Block owner and an indication of whether Channel 51 is licensed in that particular county.  Green highlights over the Channel 51 call sign indicate that a transition plan has been approved, yellow highlights indicate that a transition plan has been filed, and red highlights indicate the markets where interference issues will persist.



Channel 51 - Bend OR and Market Updates April 14, 2015 11:55

Yesterday, the FCC approved a Channel 51 transition in Bend, OR.  The movement of this TV station from Channel 51  to Channel 18, will eliminate the adjacent channel interference risk to T-Mobile's 700MHz A-Block spectrum in rural Oregon.  It eliminates interference concerns across 7 counties with a total population of 709,258    Below is a listing of the currently filed Channel 51 transitions.  Each of the Daily Digest dates is linked to the filed information.


Final Daily           Digest Initial Daily          Digest           Market Call Sign Current 
Channel
Proposed 
Channel
12/13/2013 Oklahoma City, OK KSBI(TV)     51     23
9/4/2014 Rome, GA WPXA(TV)     51     31
9/4/2014 Kansas City, MO KPXE-TV     51     30
12/23/2014 9/18/2014 Dayton, OH WKEF(TV)     51     18
12/16/2014 10/17/2014 Denver, CO KCEC(TV)     51     26
12/8/2014 Longview, TX KCEB     51     26
2/11/2015           1/7/2015            Lansing, MI                          WLAJ-TV                  51                 25
                           4/10/2015          Bend, OR                              KOHD                        51                 18
                        
AllNet's Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool has incorporated the Channel 51 interference issue into our Spectrum Grid module.  From this module, you can see the 700MHz A-Block owner and an indication of whether Channel 51 is licensed in that particular county.  Green highlights over the Channel 51 call sign indicate that a transition plan has been approved, yellow highlights indicate that a transition plan has been filed, and red highlights indicate the markets where interference issues will persist.



Clearing Channel 51 - Dayton, OH December 23, 2014 10:15

Yesterday, the FCC approved a Channel 51 transition in Dayton, OH.  The movement of this TV station from Channel 51  to Channel 18, will eliminate the adjacent channel interference risk to T-Mobile's 700MHz A-Block spectrum in Denver.  Below is a listing of the currently filed Channel 51 transitions.  The Dayton, OH transition is linked to the FCC filings.  The previous filings are linked in previous postings.  Previous postings can be accessed the the Channel 51 label.


Final Daily           Digest Initial Daily          Digest           Market Call Sign Current
Channel
Proposed
Channel
12/13/2013 Oklahoma City, OK KSBI(TV)     51     23
9/4/2014 Rome, GA WPXA(TV)     51     31
9/4/2014 Kansas City, MO KPXE-TV     51     30
12/23/2014 9/18/2014 Dayton, OH WKEF(TV)     51     18
12/16/2014 10/17/2014 Denver, CO KCEC(TV)     51     26
12/8/2014 Longview, TX KCEB     51     26

Our Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool has incorporated the Channel 51 interference issue into our Spectrum Grid module.  From this module, you can see the 700MHz A-Block owner and an indication of whether Channel 51 is licensed in that particular county.  Green highlights over the Channel 51 callsign indicate that a transition plan has been approved, yellow highlights indicate that a transition plan has been filed, and red highlights indicate the markets where interference issues will persist.


700MHz A-Block - Clearing Channel 51 December 17, 2014 10:40

Yesterday, the FCC approved a Channel 51 transition in Denver, CO.  The movement of this TV station from Channel 51  to Channel 26, will eliminate the adjacent channel interference risk to T-Mobile's 700MHz A-Block spectrum in Denver.  Below is a listing of the currently filed Channel 51 transitions.  Each of the Daily Digest dates is linked to the filed information.

Final Daily           Digest Initial Daily          Digest           Market Call Sign Current Channel Proposed Channel
12/13/2013 Oklahoma City, OK KSBI(TV)     51     23
9/4/2014 Rome, GA WPXA(TV)     51     31
9/4/2014 Kansas City, MO KPXE-TV     51     30
9/18/2014 Dayton, OH WKEF(TV)     51     18
12/16/2014 10/17/2014 Denver, CO KCEC(TV)     51     26
12/8/2014 Longview, TX KCEB     51     26

Our Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool has incorporated the Channel 51 interference issue into our Spectrum Grid module.  From this module, you can see the 700MHz A-Block owner and an indication of whether Channel 51 is licensed in that particular county.  Green highlights over the Channel 51 callsign indicate that a transition plan has been approved, yellow highlights indicate that a transition plan has been filed, and red highlights indicate the markets where interference issues will persist.



600MHz Auction - Channel Sharing Agreement September 23, 2014 14:26

Here is the first channel sharing agreement where spectrum will be sold back to the FCC as part of the 600MHz Broadcast Incentive Auction.

Los Angeles KCET/KLCS

It is interesting to note that neither of the stations involved is operating a for profit business.  KCET indicates that 2 million Southern Californians watch weekly.  Their broadcast footprint covers over 17 million people in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Kern, and San Diego counties.  KLCS is a non-commercial educational channel directly supporting the 700,000 students within the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Both broadcasters are on the major cable, Dish, and DirecTV line ups.

For over the air broadcasts, one of these broadcasters will need to become the secondary video channel.  Since KLCS has a closed subscriber base, LA Schools, I think they are the ideal candidate for the secondary video channel.

With the transition to Digital TV in 2009, broadcasters utilized the new digital technology to place multiple video streams within the reallocated 6MHz channel.  With an aerial antenna, your TV would see the primary video broadcast as 5.001 with the secondary broadcast as 5.002. Few secondary broadcast channels make it onto the cable TV, Dish, or DirecTV line ups.

Link to Filing