Television licensees who wish to participate in the incentive auction of spectrum and at the same time remain in business have the opportunity to team up with another like-minded licensee to auction off one channel and share another. The FCC will explain how.
A workshop is on the schedule for 5/22/12 that will examine the practical implications of taking part in a channel-sharing arrangement.
Panelists will discuss practical and business challenges inherent to the program, and take audience questions. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. The session will also be made available for live streaming over the internet.
From the FCC, here are the panelists and the day’s agenda.
* John Cunney, Head of Telecom Media Technology Practice, Santander, former Vice President, Patrick Communications
* Eric De Silva, Partner, Wiley Rein
* John Hane, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
* Lonna Thompson, Executive Vice President and COO, Association of Public elevision Stations
10:00 – 10:15: Welcoming Remarks and Overview, Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
10:15 – 11:00: Panel Discussion, Rebecca Hanson, Media Bureau, Moderator
11:00 – 11:15: Break
11:15 – 12:00: Panel Discussion (continued)