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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)Amendment to a Modification of a License for DTV Application

File Number:
0000218164
Submit Date:
07/28/2023
Call Sign:
WPSG
Facility ID:
12499
FRN:
0003742608
State:
Pennsylvania
City:
PHILADELPHIA
Service:
DTV
Purpose:
Modification to License Amendment (Next Gen) 0000129342
Status:
Granted
Status Date:
07/31/2023
Expiration Date:
08/01/2023
Filing Status:
Active


General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? Yes

Fees, Waivers, and Exemptions

Section Question Response
Fees Is the applicant exempt from FCC application Fees? No
Indicate reason for fee exemption:
Is the applicant exempt from FCC regulatory Fees? No
Waivers Does this filing request a waiver of the Commission's rule(s)? No
Total number of rule sections involved in this waiver request:
Are the frequencies or parameters requested in this filing covered by grandfathered privileges, previously approved by waiver, or functionally integrated with an existing station? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION STATION WPSG, INC.

Doing Business As: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION STATION WPSG, INC.

Daniel G. Ryson

2020 M. St., NW - Licensing DEPT

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 457-4505 dryson@cbs.com Corporation

Authorization Holder Name

Contact Representatives (3)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

John Bagwell , Mr .

Senior VP Associate General Counsel

Paramount Global

John Bagwell

1515 Broadway

New York , NY 10036

United States

+1 (646) 398-4112 john.bagwell@cbs.com Legal Representative

Joseph M. Davis , P.E. .

Consulting Engineer

Chesapeake RF Consultants, LLC

207 Old Dominion Road

Yorktown, VA 23692

United States

+1 (703) 650-9600 Joseph.Davis@RF-consultants.com Technical Representative

Daniel G. Ryson

Director Spectrum Management

Paramount Global

Daniel G. Ryson

2020 M. St., NW - Licensing DEPT

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 457-4074 dryson@cbs.com Technical Representative

Alien Ownership

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Question Response
1) Is the applicant a foreign government or the representative of any foreign government as specified in Section 310(a) of the Communications Act? No
2) Is the applicant an alien or the representative of an alien? (Section 310(b)(1)) No
3) Is the applicant a corporation, or non-corporate entity, that is organized under the laws of any foreign government? (Section 310(b)(2)) No
4) Is the applicant an entity of which more than one-fifth of the capital stock, or other equity or voting interest, is owned of record or voted by aliens or their representatives or by a foreign government or representative thereof or by any entity organized under the laws of a foreign country? (Section 310(b)(3)) No
5) Is the applicant directly or indirectly controlled by any other entity of which more than one-fourth of the capital stock, or other equity or voting interest, is owned of record or voted by aliens, their representatives, or by a foreign government or representative thereof, or by any entity organized under the laws of a foreign country? (Section 310(b)(4)) No
6) Has the applicant received a declaratory ruling(s) under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act? No
7) In connection with this application, is the applicant filing a foreign ownership Petition for Declaratory Ruling pursuant to Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act? No

Basic Qualifying Questions

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Section Question Response
Revoked Application Has the Applicant or any party to this application had any FCC station Authorization revoked or had any application for an initial, modification or renewal of FCC station Authorization denied by the Commission? No
State or Federal Convictions Has the Applicant or any party to this application, or any party directly or indirectly controlling the Applicant, ever been convicted of a felony by any state or federal court? No

Next Gen Information

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Question Response
Does this application seek a waiver of the Commission's local simulcasting requirement set forth in 47 CFR Section 73.3801(b)? No

Applicant station's Current ATSC 1.0 simulcast host:

Facility ID Call Sign Community of License Channel Designated Market Area (DMA)
25453 KYW-TV PHILADELPHIA , PA 30 Philadelphia
Section Question Response
Coverage Requirements for ATSC 1.0 Simulcast Signal Will the applicant station comply with the ATSC 1.0 simulcasting coverage requirements set forth in 47 CFR Section 73.3801(c)? Yes
Qualification for Expedited Processing Does this application qualify for expedited processing under 47 CFR Section 73.3801(f)(5)? Yes
Simulcasting Requirement and Agreement The applicant has authority from its ATSC 1.0 simulcast host station to file this application. Yes
The applicant has entered into a local simulcasting agreement with its ATSC 1.0 simulcast host that complies with the requirements of 47 CFR Section 73.3801(e). No
Following commencement of ATSC 1.0 simulcast service, the applicant station will comply with the local simulcasting programming ("substantially similar") requirements set forth under 47 CFR Section 73.3801(b)(1-2). Yes
Commencement of Operations Date Provide the date the applicant intends/estimates it will commence ATSC 3.0 service. 08/10/2023
Provide the date the applicant intends/estimates it will commence ATSC 1.0 simulcast service. 08/10/2023

Channel and Facility Information

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Section Question Response
Proposed Community of License Facility ID 12499
State Pennsylvania
City PHILADELPHIA
DTV Channel 33
Designated Market Area Philadelphia
Designated Market Area Philadelphia
Facility Type Facility Type Commercial
Station Type Main
Zone Zone 1

Antenna Location Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Structure Registration Do you have an FCC Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) Number? Yes
ASR Number 1035474
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 40° 02' 33.0" N+
Longitude 075° 14' 32.0" W-
Structure Type TOWER-A free standing or guyed struct
Overall Structure Height 389.0 meters
Support Structure Height 388.0 meters
Ground Elevation (AMSL) 74.0 meters
Antenna Data Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level 380.4 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain 386.7 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level 454.4 meters

Antenna Technical Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Type Antenna Type Directional Custom
Do you have an Antenna ID? No
Antenna ID 1010933
Antenna Manufacturer and Model Manufacturer: DIE
Model TFU-24ETT/VP-R 4C150
Rotation 0.0 degrees
Electrical Beam Tilt 1.0
Mechanical Beam Tilt Not Applicable
toward azimuth
Polarization Elliptical
DTV and DTS: Elevation Pattern Does the proposed antenna propose elevation radiation patterns that vary with azimuth for reasons other than the use of mechanical beam tilt? No
Uploaded file for elevation antenna (or radiation) pattern data

Directional Antenna Relative Field Values (Pre-rotated Pattern)

DegreeValueDegreeValueDegreeValueDegreeValue
0.3020.8230.9040.896
0.4530.8730.8510.876
0.6270.9650.9000.844
0.7580.9980.9830.793
0.8280.9370.9900.687
0.8640.8590.9110.524
0.8910.8730.8320.355
0.8920.9490.8340.252
0.8520.9680.8800.236

Additional Azimuths

Degree VA
65 0.896
267 0.896
215 1.000
167 0.973
118 1.000

Operating Constants

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Section Question Response
Transmitter and Transmission Line Transmitter Power Output (TPO):
(average power at input to transmission line, after any filter attached to the transmitter, if used)

17.38 dBk

54.70 kW

Transmission Line Loss (LL): 1.8 dB
Antenna Input Power (AIP): 15.58 dBk
Max. Antenna Power Gain (AG) 14.42 dB
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)
(Average Power)

30.00 dBk

1000 kW

Parties to the Application (0)

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Information not provided.

Attributable Interest

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Section Question Response
Equity and Financial Interests Applicant certifies that equity and financial interests not set forth by the applicant parties are non-attributable. Yes
Other Authorizations Does the applicant or any party to the application have an attributable interest in any other broadcast station(s). N/A

Next Gen Certifications

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Section Question Response
Commencement of Service Certification
Certify that the applicant understands that it is not permitted to commence ATSC 3.0 service or ATSC 1.0 simulcast service (if applicable) until the instant application is granted and all required consumer education/MVPD notification requirements are complete. Upon grant of the instant application, the applicant has 180 days to commence all services authorized under the applicant station's modified license. Yes
Consumer Education and MVPD Notice
Certify that the applicant will comply with the consumer education requirements pursuant to 47 CFR Section 73.3801(g) prior to commencing ATSC 3.0 service or ATSC 1.0 simulcast service (if applicable). Yes
Certify that the applicant will comply with the MVPD notice requirements pursuant to 47 CFR Section 73.3801(h) prior to commencing ATSC 3.0 service or ATSC 1.0 simulcast service (if applicable). Yes
General Certification
Certify that the applicant will comply with all FCC technical and programming rules that apply to the applicant station’s ATSC 3.0 service and its ATSC 1.0 simulcast service (if applicable). Yes

License Certifications

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Section Question Response
Main Studio Location The main studio location complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1125. Yes
Country US
PO Box
Address Line 1 1555 Hamilton St.
Address Line 2
City Philadelphia
State PA
Zip Code 19130
Phone +1 (215) 977-5300
Constructed Facility The facility constructed as authorized in the underlying construction permit. Yes
Special Operating Conditions The facility was constructed in compliance with all special operating conditions, terms, and obligations described in the construction permit.

An exhibit may be required. Review the underlying construction permit.

Yes
Transmitter The transmitter complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1660. Yes
Changing Transmitter Power Output Is this application being filed to authorize a change in transmitter power output caused by the replacement of an omnidirectional antenna with another omnidirectional antenna or an alteration of the transmission line system? See 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.1690(c)(1) and (c)(10). No
Replacing a Directional Antenna Is this application being filed pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1690(c)(3) to replace a directional antenna with another directional antenna? No
The proposed theoretical antenna pattern complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1690(c)(3).
Use a formerly licensed main facility as an auxiliary facility Is this application being filed pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1675(c)(1) to request authorization to use a formerly licensed main facility as an auxiliary facility and/or change the ERP of the proposed auxiliary facility? No
The proposed auxiliary facility complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1675(a).
Would a Commission grant of Authorization for this location be an action which may have a significant environmental effect? (See 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1306)

Legal Certifications

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Section Question Response
Obligations Licensee/Permittee certifies that all terms, conditions, and obligations set forth in the underlying construction permit have been fully met. Yes
Licensee/Permittee certifies that, apart from changes already reported, no cause or circumstance has arisen since the grant of the underlying construction permit which would result in any statement or representation contained in the construction permit application to be now incorrect. Yes
Character Issues Applicant certifies that neither applicant nor any party to the application has or had any interest in, or connection with: (a) any broadcast application in any proceeding where character issues were left in unresolved or were resolved adversely against the applicant or party to the application; or (b) any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised. Yes
Adverse Findings Has the Applicant or any party to this application had an adverse finding or an adverse final action taken by any court or administrative body in a civil or criminal proceeding brought under any law related to the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination? No

Certification

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Section Question Response
General Certification Statements The Applicant waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or of the electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by authorization or otherwise, and requests an Authorization in accordance with this application (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.).
The Applicant certifies that neither the Applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits pursuant to §5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. §862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. This certification does not apply to applications filed in services exempted under §1.2002(c) of the rules, 47 CFR . See §1.2002(b) of the rules, 47 CFR §1.2002(b), for the definition of "party to the application" as used in this certification §1.2002(c). The Applicant certifies that all statements made in this application and in the exhibits, attachments, or documents incorporated by reference are material, are part of this application, and are true, complete, correct, and made in good faith.
Authorized Party to Sign

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

If a "shared" facility, you certify that all "sharees" have agreed to the filing of this application and the changes that are proposed within.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Martha E Heller

VP, Government Relations and Regulatory


07/28/2023

Attachments

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File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description
WPSG - Engineering Statement - Expedited Processing.pdf Applicant Next Gen Information Engineering Statement - Expedited Processing
WPSG - Hosts for Secondary ATSC 1_0 Streams - Rev1.pdf Applicant Next Gen Information Statement - Hosts for Secondary Streams
WPSG License Application Amendment.pdf Applicant Amendment Amendment
WPSG - Simulcast Exhibit for Primary ATSC 1_0 Stream.pdf Applicant Next Gen Information Statement - Simulcast Exhibit for Primary ATSC 1.0 Stream