Spectrum Auction

ATSC 3 Adoption Planning and Post FCC Spectrum Auction Repack

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a consultant(s) (Consultant) knowledgeable in television broadcasting technology, business operations and policy to assist CPB in providing guidance on specific issues surrounding ATSC 3 adoption and FCC Spectrum Auction Repack.

ATSC 3 Adoption Planning and Post FCC Spectrum Auction Repack

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a consultant(s) (Consultant) knowledgeable in television broadcasting technology, business operations and policy to assist CPB in providing guidance on specific issues surrounding ATSC 3 adoption and FCC Spectrum Auction Repack.

Business and Media Strategy Consultant

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), System Development and Media Strategy (MSTRA) is seeking a consultant to provide counsel and assistance on the issues facing the public television system, including the impact of the spectrum auction on system composition and public policy, changes in consumer behavior and content delivery technology, and evolving business strategies in a digital environment.

Post FCC Spectrum Auction Planning

The Federal Communications Commission will hold a voluntary auction of spectrum currently held by television stations, and has encouraged stations to participate in the auction by surrendering all of their spectrum, sharing spectrum with another station, or moving to a less desirable portion of the spectrum. Once the auction is over, many television stations will be forced to change channel assignments during the channel repacking. It is possible that this process will create areas that are no longer able to access public television, as the contours of stations change, and as station translators are forced off the air.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a consultant(s) (Consultant) knowledgeable in television broadcasting technology, business operations and policy to assist CPB with: 1) identifying areas where there may be a potential loss of public television service after the auction and the resulting channel repacking, and providing CPB with a detailed report and recommendations on how to restore service to those areas, and 2) research and prepare scenarios/solutions for potential issues stations may face in the channel repacking following the auction, and 3) after completing the report, provide assistance to CPB and stations on an as-needed basis with issues resulting from the auction including the repacking. The Consultant will work closely with CPB throughout the process and in determining the parameters of the report, keeping CPB apprised of any issues as they arise.

Spectrum Auction Planning Grants - Second Round

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("CPB") will make matching grants of up to $50,000 to eligible public television licensees to help station management obtain the professional expertise and analyses needed to make informed decisions about participation in the planned FCC spectrum auction, and to engage boards and community members in strategic discussions about their options.

This grant program is part of a multi-pronged effort by CPB -- the Supporting Healthy Stations' Spectrum Auction Planning Initiative -- that includes a series of informational webinars, spectrum auction decision-making tools and access to national spectrum experts.

Spectrum Auction Planning Grants

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("CPB") will make matching grants of up to $50,000 to eligible public television licensees to help management obtain the professional expertise and analyses needed to make informed decisions about participation in the planned FCC spectrum auction, and to engage boards and community members in strategic discussions about their options.

This grant program is part of a multi-pronged effort by CPB -- the Supporting Healthy Stations' Spectrum Auction Planning Initiative -- that includes a series of informational webinars, spectrum auction decision-making tools and access to national spectrum experts.