The FCC today issued a Public Notice extending the deadline for the filing of the initial forms for broadcasters to participate in the incentive auction. We wrote about the form here, and the initial deadline here. The deadline is extended from December 18 to January 12. This also has the affect of extending the date for entering into Channel Sharing Agreements (see our articles here and here). The change is based on FCC determinations that the coverage area of some stations was incorrectly computed (see the FCC’s recomputed coverage numbers here). The recomputation of the coverage has also affected the opening bid prices for some stations. The new opening bid prices are listed here. Right now, the auction is still scheduled to move forward in late March, but obviously this shows that glitches can result in changes – so stayed tuned.