FCC Seeks Comment On Auction Reimbursement Form

Wants to Know What, if any, Broadcast, MVPD Info Should be Kept Confidential

The FCC has released a draft of the form broadcasters and cable operators will use to seek reimbursement for costs related to repacking after the broadcast incentive auction.

It actually calls "The TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form," though in the next line points out it is for both broadcasters and MVPD's, the latter which will only need a fraction of the $1.75 billion fund for adjusting head ends.

The form will be used to establish a Treasury payment account, provide cost estimates for new or modified equipment, document actual costs throughout the process and a final total of costs incurred.

The FCC has already said it will publicize how much each station gets from the fund, but it wants to know what if any other info on the form should be considered confidential.

For more, read B&C here.