FCC sets up channel-sharing seminar


FCCTelevision 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)
12:00: Adjournment