Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-1105 (February 2009)
FCC 387
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
DTV TRANSITION STATUS REPORT

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM

FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BDTRCT - 20080219AUO

NOTE: Each Licensee/Permittee is responsible for the continuing accuracy and completeness of the information furnished in this Form. Each Licensee/Permittee must update this Form, as necessary, until such Licensee/Permittee reports the completion of its transition (i.e., that it has begun operating its full, authorized facility as defined in the post-transition DTV Table, 47 C.F.R. 73.622(i), and accompanying Appendix B).

SECTION I - GENERAL INFORMATION

Licensee/Permittee Information
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
NBC TELEMUNDO LICENSE CO.
Mailing Address
1299 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20004 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2026374535
E-Mail Address (if available) 
BILL.LEBEAU@NBCUNI.COM
Contact Information (if different from licensee/permittee)
2. Contact Representative
F. WILLIAM LEBEAU
Firm or Company Name
NBC TELEMUNDO LICENSE CO.
Mailing Address
1299 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20004 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2026374535
E-Mail Address (if available) 
BILL.LEBEAU@NBCUNI.COM
Station / Facility Information
3. FCC Registration Number
0009825456
Call Sign 
WNBC
Facility ID Number
47535
Community of License: City
NEW YORK

State
NY

Network Affiliation (if applicable)
Satellite?
Yes   No
Purpose of Form:
4.
a. Status Report
b. Update     
c. Amendment
If an amendment, submit as an Exhibit a listing by Section and Question Number the portions of the pending application that are being revised. [Exhibit 1]

SECTION II - CURRENT STATUS

1.
Currently Assigned Channels:
a. NTSC Channel:
b. Post-Transition DTV Channel:  28
c. Pre-Transition DTV Channel (if different from Post-Transition channel.)
2.
Relevant FCC File No. for Post-Transition Authorization, if on file with Commission (or indicate "Not Yet Filed"):
FCC File No. - Not Yet Filed
3.
Current Construction Deadline: 08/18/2008




SECTION III - POST-TRANSITION FACILITY (Complete all items unless otherwise indicated.)

1. Operational Status:
Is the Licensee/Permittee now operating its fully authorized final, DTV (post-transition) facility?
Yes No     (If YES, go to Section V; If NO, go to Item 2.)

2. If Item 1 is NO (i.e., not fully operational), then indicate operational status of final, DTV (post-transition) facility and indicate date Licensee/Permittee expects to begin full, authorized post-transition operations: (check one)
(i)
Licensee/Permittee is operating its post-transition facility pursuant to program test authority; see 47 C.F.R. § 73.1620(a). If checked, indicate date Licensee/Permittee expects to file its license to cover (FCC Form 302) application. Expected Operational Date:
(mm/dd/yyyy)
(ii)
Licensee/Permittee is operating its post-transition facility pursuant to special temporary authority (STA) or at a reduced facility. If checked, indicate power level and percentage of analog population covered by reduced facility. Power Level
200.2 kW
Population:
97.6 %
(iii)
Licensee/Permittee is not operating its post-transition facility.
3. Construction Status:
Has the Licensee/Permittee completed construction of its final, DTV (post-transition) facility?
Yes No     (If YES, skip Items 4-5 and go to Item 6(a); If NO, go to Item 4.)

4. If Item 3 is NO (i.e., not fully constructed), then indicate construction status of final, DTV (post-transition) facility and indicate date Licensee/Permittee expects to complete construction: (check all that apply)
(i) Licensee/Permittee has not begun construction of its post-transition facility. Expected Construction Date:

(mm/dd/yyyy)
(ii) Licensee/Permittee is now constructing its post-transition facility.
(iii) Licensee/Permittee has constructed a reduced post-transition facility and additional construction is needed to complete Licensee/Permittee's fully authorized facility.
5. Construction Permit Status:
Does the Licensee/Permittee hold a license or construction permit for its final, DTV (post-transition) facility?
Yes No     (If YES, go to Item 6(a); If NO, skip Item 6(a) and go to Item 6(b).)

6.
a. Does the Licensee/Permittee need to modify its license or construction permit in order to match the post-transition facilities defined for the Licensee/Permittee in the new DTV Table of Allotments, 47 C.F.R. § 73.622(i), as adopted in the Seventh Report and Order in MB Docket No. 87-268?
Yes No     (If YES, go to 6(b); If NO, skip Item 6(b) and go to Section IV.)

b. Has the Licensee/Permittee filed an application for a new or modified construction permit for its final, DTV (post-transition) facility? (If YES, indicate relevant FCC File No. and date filed; If NO, indicate date Licensee/Permittee expects to file such application.) (NOTE: To qualify for expedited processing, the Licensee/Permittee must file its application within 45 days of the effective date of the Report and Order in the Third DTV Periodic Review proceeding, MB Docket No. 07-91, as well as meet other criteria established in that proceeding.)
Yes
FCC File No.
- Filing Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)
No
Expected Filing Date:
03/17/2008 (mm/dd/yyyy)

SECTION IV -- ADDITIONAL STEPS NEEDED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION (For Licensees/Permittees that are not fully constructed or operational.)

At present, Licensee/Permittee has the following needs that must be addressed before it can fully construct and/or operate its final, DTV (post-transition) facility: (check all that apply and for all checked responses, describe issue and estimate date of resolution. If necessary, provide an explanation or attach an Exhibit). [Exhibit 2]
(1) Licensee/Permittee needs to obtain FCC action on a pending application. (If checked, indicate date filed and relevant FCC File No.)
FCC File No. -

Date filed: (mm/dd/yyyy)

(2) Licensee/Permittee needs to obtain international government clearance for its post-transition facility.
(3) Licensee/Permittee needs to obtain FAA approval for its post-transition facility.
(4) Licensee/Permittee needs to obtain state or local governmental approval (e.g., zoning) for its post-transition facility.
(5) Licensee/Permittee needs to obtain, adjust and/or install equipment for its post-transition facility. (If checked, specify need below and indicate when equipment was ordered and expected delivery date.)
(1) New antenna.
(2) Adjust or install antenna (except for side-mount issue).
(3) Switch side-mounted DTV antenna with top-mounted analog antenna.
(4) New transmitter.
(5) Adjust or install transmitter.
(6) General installation of equipment requiring hiring of a tower crew.
(7) Other equipment needs. (If checked, specify.)
(6)
Licensee/Permittee needs to change its tower location or construct a new tower.
(7) Licensee/Permittee needs to coordinate its transition with other broadcast stations. (If checked, specify Call Signs of those other stations.)
(8) Licensee/Permittee has other needs that must be addressed before it can fully construct and operate its post-transition facility. (If checked, explain.)

SECTION V -- ANALOG SERVICE

Status of Analog Service. (Check one.) If necessary, provide an explanation or attach an Exhibit. Note: Full-power television broadcast stations must cease broadcasting in analog as of the transition date (i.e., June 12, 2009), as required by statute; see 47 U.S.C. § 309(j)(14). [Exhibit 3]
(1) Licensee/Permittee will continue to provide full, authorized analog service until the transition date.
(2) Licensee/Permittee has obtained FCC approval to reduce its analog service prior to the transition date. If checked, indicate relevant FCC File No., date reduced service will begin, power level and percentage of population covered by Licensee/Permittee's analog service.
(3) Licensee/Permittee has obtained FCC approval to terminate its analog service prior to the transition date. If checked, indicate relevant FCC File No. and date service will cease.
(4) Licensee/Permittee has filed an application with the FCC requesting approval to reduce its analog service prior to the transition date. If checked, indicate relevant FCC File No., proposed date reduced service would begin, proposed power level and percentage of population that would be covered by Licensee/Permittee's proposed reduced analog service.
(5) Licensee/Permittee has filed an application with the FCC requesting approval to terminate its analog service prior to the transition date. If checked, indicate relevant FCC File No. and proposed date service will cease.


SECTION VI -- DTV TRANSITION PLAN For Licensees/Permittees that are not fully constructed or operational.

Licensee/Permittee must describe in detail its plans for ceasing analog broadcasting by the June 12, 2009 transition date and for completing construction of its post-transition facility by the deadline. For example, plan must include a detailed time line of the Licensee/Permittee's plans to complete construction and any necessary testing of the Licensee/Permittee's full, authorized post-transition facility. [Exhibit 4]

SECTION VII -- ANTI-DRUG ABUSE ACT CERTIFICATION

Filer certifies that neither it nor any party to the form is subject to denial of federal benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862. Yes No

SECTION VIII -- CERTIFICATION

I certify that the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith. I acknowledge that all certifications and attached Exhibits are considered material representations. I hereby waive any claim to the use of any particular frequency as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and request an authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.)

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
F. WILLIAM LEBEAU
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
ASSISTANT SECRETARY
Signature
Date
02/19/2008

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).



Exhibits
Exhibit 2
Description:
WNBC DTV POST TRANSITION PLAN

WNBC IS A NEW YORK STATION THAT HAS BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE LOSS OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. WNBC WAS ABLE TO CONSTRUCT AN INTERIM DIGITAL FACILITY ON ITS POST-TRANSITION CHANNEL, WHICH IT HAS BEEN OPERATING FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE DIGITAL BROADCAST SERVICE.

THE BUILDING INTENDED TO REPLACE THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, THE FREEDOM TOWER, DOES NOT APPEAR LIKELY TO BE CONSTRUCTED BY FEBRUARY 2009, WHICH PRECLUDES THE STATION FROM COMPLETING CONSTRUCTION OF ITS APPENDIX B FACILITY AS OF THAT TIME. ACCORDINGLY AND CONSISTENT WITH CONSULTATIONS WITH COMMISSION STAFF, WNBC INTENDS TO CONTINUE USING ITS PRE-TRANSITION FACILITIES POST-TRANSITION. THE WNBC ALLOTTED POST-TRANSITION CHANNEL IS THE SAME AS ITS PRE-TRANSITION CHANNEL.

ON OR BEFORE MARCH 17, 2008, THE STATION WILL FILE AN APPLICATION TO COVER FOR A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT TO USE THE CURRENT WNBC-DT DIGITAL FACILITIES POST-TRANSITION.   ASSUMING THE COMMISSION GRANTS THE APPLICATION, THE STATION INTENDS TO PROMPTLY FILE A LICENSE TO COVER APPLICATION FOR THAT FACILITY.

WHEN THE FREEZE ON EXPANDED COVERAGE IS LIFTED IN AUGUST 2008, WNBC WILL FILE AN APPLICATION FOR A DTV FACILITY AT THE FREEDOM TOWER. IT IS THE STATION'S UNDERSTANDING THAT IT WILL BE ABLE TO SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION EVEN IF THE PERMIT APPLICATION FOR ITS CURRENT FACILITY REMAINS PENDING OR HAS NOT YET BEEN LICENSED.

WNBC IS WORKING WITH OTHER BROADCASTERS IN THE NEW YORK CITY AREA TO IMPROVE DTV SERVICE IN NEW YORK CITY. IN ADDITION TO THE FREEDOM TOWER FACILITES, THE MTVA IS CURRENTLY TESTING A DISTRIBUTED TRANSMISSION SYSTEM IN BROOKLYN. WNBC IS ALSO WORKING WITH BROADCASTERS ON THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING TO OPTIMIZE THE ANTENNAS THERE AND PLANNING FOR ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS ONCE ANTENNAS NO LONGER REQUIRED AFTER THE TRANSITION ARE REMOVED.



Attachment 2


Exhibit 4
Description:
WNBC DTV TRANSITION TIME LINE

SEE EXHIBIT 2 FOR DETAILS ON THE WNBC DTV TRANSITION PLAN.

TIME LINE:
ON OR BERFORE MARCH 17, 2008: WNBC WILL FILE AN APPLICATION TO LICENSE THE STATION'S CURRENT DTV FACILITIES AS ITS POST-TRANSITION FACILITIES.

AUGUST 2008 WHEN THE FREEZE ON FILING FOR COVERAGE EXTENSION IS LIFTED: WNBC WILL FILE AN APPLICATION FOR ITS FINAL POST-TRANSITION DTV FACILITIES AT THE FREEDOM TOWER.

FEBRUARY 17, 2009 - WNBC WILL CEASE ANALOG BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 4 AT 11:59 PM

NEGOTIATIONS ARE UNDERWAY WITH CONTRACTORS, ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS INVOLVED WITH CONSTRUCTION OF THE FREEDOM TOWER TO FINALIZE THE DESIGN OF THE SPACE AND ANTENNA SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR DTV BROADCASTING. THE DESIGN OF THE ANTENNA SYSTEM AND TRANSMITTER CONFIGURATION IS BEING FINALIZED. WHEN ESTIMATED ORDERING, INSTALLATION AND COMPLETION DATES ARE AVAILABLE THIS EXHIBIT WILL BE UPDATED.

Attachment 4