How Could Auction Quiet Period Affect TV Sales?


FCCTaking a deeper dive into the FCC’s recent incentive auction guidance about prohibited communications, we learn more.

In the guidance, the commission talk about “prohibited communications” during the “quit period” leading up to the March 2016 auction and subsequent re-pack.

Wilkinson Barker Knauer’s David Oxenford says the quiet period extends from when applications are filed expressing an intent to take part in the auction until the end when the FCC announces final results.

That means the quiet period will extend over many months, he says in his blog:

That could impact television station sales, he cautions.