But it’s a preliminary number. More cost estimates are expected from MVPDs and a small number of broadcasters that will push the total higher. Based on its own research, TVNewsCheck estimated in a Thursday story that the final tally would be at least $2.2 billion. Even at $2.1 billion, the expenses are $365 million short of what Congress has set aside to reimburse broadcasters and MVPDs affected by the repack. The FCC has pledged to help broadcasters in their campaign in Congress to increase reimbursement pool so it fully covers their expenses.
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