FCC

Here’s How To Get TV Repack, Incentive Auction Payments

The FCC late Thursday released its procedures for submitting financial information required for the disbursement of incentive payment and reimbursement payments after Wednesday's of the Spectrum Auction, and it's a 109-section document full of details on what to do. Here are some of the key highlights on what your TV stations may need to do.

Edge Spectrum Seals 70-Station 3ABN Deal

The $3.2 million acquisition of some 60 LPTV stations and 10 LPTV construction permits by Edge Spectrum -- a.k.a. EICB-TV NET -- from a religious non-commercial broadcaster has officially moved forward, following a delay requested by the buyer.
Towers

Three Angels Deal Delayed At Buyer’s Request

In October 2016, Three Angels Broadcasting agreed to sell a group of television stations to EICB-TV for the purchase price of $3.2 million. This broker-free deal involved the transfer of roughly 70 stations, and it is now known that EICB requested more time, to get its finances in order.
Sold

Dove Lets TV Trio Fly Away

Two full-service television stations and a low-power TV station are being dealt from one not-for-profit entity to another. Two of the properties are in the Volunteer State, while the third is based in Des Moines.
Entravision Communications Corporation

The Future For XHAS-33 Is Revealed

Entercom's CEO has revealed what will happen to Baja California-based XHAS-33 once Telemundo programming moves in July
Meredith

Meredith Invests $70M In A Peachtree

This deal would give the company a "duopoly" situation, as it already owns the CBS affiliate in this big Southern market

Say Farewell To Reverse Auction Quiet Period

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau is waiving the Reverse Auction's quiet-period rules

A Denver DMA Station Sells For Millions

Programming is not expected to change at the facility, which had been the market’s MundoFox affiliate until late 2014
Tower

A Sales Window Opens For Ventana

Two low-power television stations in the Midwest have been sold to a Maryland-based broadcaster
Dish Network

EchoStar Sells OTT, DBS Elements to DISH

DISH will give EchoStar an 80% financial interest in Hughes Retail Group, held in the form of a tracking stock
Towers

Carolina Daytimer, FM Translator ‘Surge’ Ahead

Also in Transactions Today: An Idaho TV pair sell for below their asking price
Towers

Unbuilt LPTV In The Bayou Changes Hands

A future low-power TV station in Louisiana has been sold in a transaction that gives the broadcast property to a locally based entity.

The Dealmaker’s Prediction: A Robust 2017 For TV Deals

We can easily conclude that this year was relatively slow, with only a few large deals. What does 2017 foretell?
Saga Communications, Inc.

Another Strong Session For Saga

Saga Communications had another banner session, and is trading at its highest closing price since March 2014

What’s Next For The FCC On LIN DBS Protest?

Can DirecTV and DISH Network subscribers in a SW Colorado county get two Denver-market TV stations? Not if LIN Television can stop it

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