Despite having one of the most valuable TV stations in the country, New York City has decided to hang onto its public channel, WNYE, rather than sell its airwaves in the upcoming spectrum auction. The FCC set an opening bid on WNYE at $769 million. But the city didn’t submit an application, instead electing to continue airing shows like Firehouse Kitchen and Neighborhood Slice. Subscribers to The Wall Street Journal can read more.
The biggest winners in the FCC’s spectrum auction could be a handful of the nation’s newest — and most anonymous — station owners. They have purchased sometimes-struggling TV stations on the cheap and are expected to try to sell the rights to their airwaves in the auction that begins next week.
MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State University could get millions of dollars from the federal government for selling all or part of its public television state’s frequency in an upcoming auction by the Federal Communications Commission. The university’s board of trustees authorized the school this month to take part in the national sale, The (Muncie) Star […]
The FCC says 69 applications are complete and 35 are incomplete. The bidders include many wireless companies such as Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile who want to use those airwaves to build new networks or improve existing coverage, and others.