FCC Incentive Auction results released
Thu Apr 13 21:25:51 EDT 2017
<<On Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:07:37 -0400, Bob DeMattia <email@example.com> said:
> Ot oh.
> Looks like NBC Boston will have to find a new home (again)!
They knew that going in. Now that the new channel assignments have
been released, they have the option of filing for a displacement CP
for WBTS-LD, or trying to make a deal with one of the remaining
licensees. They could also acquire WMFP's license (or WLVI's, if
Ansin is willing to sell now) and then make a deal with Univision,
Entravision, Fox, CBS, or Hearst to share spectrum. (These
spectrum-sharing deals are treated like a share-time arrangement --
which deep down at the binary level I suppose they are -- so they
still count as separate licenses and still get must-carry for their
primary programming stream.)
The ideal situation for NBC would probably still be for Ansin to agree
to sell WHDH, and they'd have a full-power Boston UHF signal for both
NBC and Telemundo.
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