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FCC Sets TV Repack Deadlines

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According to the FCC, there were 175 TV stations that sold spectrum in the auction for just over $10 billion. Of these 175, 30 are moving to a VHF channel and 133 have indicated that they will be channel sharing with a station that did not sell spectrum in the auction. That suggests only 12 stations sold their spectrum with the intent to go dark permanently. For those stations that did not sell spectrum in the auction, the FCC indicates that 957 of them are being involuntarily moved to new channels. As a result, the spectrum repack looks like it will be every bit as complex and all-encompassing as many had feared. Here are the key deadlines you need to be aware of.

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Ratings

Overnights, adults 18-49 for October 18, 2017
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    0.5/2
Source: Nielsen

Reviews

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  • Matt Zoller Seitz

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