QCOMM - is pleased to offer the same service level to the LPTV owners. see REPACK SERIVCES
I believe these are the main issues to be contended with to maximize LPTV reimbursement.
Once an LPTV has determined it is eligible. These next hurdles are the most important to getting reimbursed.
THIS IS WHERE THE MONEY IS DECIDED BY THE FCC. WE NEED TO BE AS ACCRUATE AND COMPLETE AS POSSIBLE TO CAPTURE THE MAXIMUM BUDGET REQUIRED TO MOVE CHANNELS!! Unlike the Full Power – My belief is there will not be any FUNDS available to ask for amendments or CO’s later! We cannot underbudget this project. If we have left over funds they will be released to other LPTV’s. It is imperative to not be under budget here. Frugal and accurate but not under.
The conundrum is we may have the LPTV on new CH before the FCC is ready to reimburse.
Between now and the time the OMB and FCC finish the LMS data configuration each LPTV will be doing this to ensure they are reviewed promptly by the FCC. Giving them the best chance to receive full reimbursement.
I agree with and find these paragraphs to be the most pertinent to LPTV's at this time. The above is based upon these quotes.
“Licensees seeking reimbursement will next be required to file an initial Reimbursement Form identifying
their existing broadcasting equipment, along with the types and estimated amounts of costs they expect to
incur and for which they will seek reimbursement.”
“Once all Eligibility Certifications and initial Reimbursement Forms have been submitted and reviewed by
the Media Bureau, the Commission plans to issue an initial allocation to each eligible station. As was the
case with full-power television reimbursements, this allocation will be based on a to-be-determined
percentage of anticipated and approved costs.”
“Prior to receiving any reimbursements, eligible licensees will also need to file confidential information about their destination bank account for payments, using the FCC Form 1876 and the CORES Incentive Auction Financial Module.”
“Once a licensee’s final payment is made, which is supposed to occur by November 13, 2020, but may be
extended until no later than July 3, 2023, the licensee will be required to retain relevant documentation
for a period of ten years.”
*Matrix built with these assumptions:
Information adapted from the March 2019 FCC Catalog of Potential Expenses for LPTV