In Aftermath of Spectrum Auction, Even Stations That Sat Out Could Benefit

In Aftermath of Spectrum Auction, Even Stations That Sat Out Could Benefit

Posted by on May 12, 2017

By PMC CEO Marc Hand, writing in Current: Despite eye-popping windfalls for some stations, the FCC broadcast spectrum auction was a disappointment for public media. Here’s why: Prior to the start of the auction, the prevailing wisdom was that the forward auction would generate anywhere between $30 billion and $60 billion in gross proceeds. Some […]

FCC	Spectrum	Auction and Channel Sharing

FCC Spectrum Auction and Channel Sharing

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017

As we transition from the FCC spectrum auction and the FCC auction quiet period, public television stations may face unique and interesting post-auction opportunities that could allow them to improve their service, generate additional revenue, or both. To take advantage of these opportunities, however, public television stations will need to move quickly: Broadcasters will have […]

TV Broadcasters Get Another Shot at Leveraging Channels Into Cash

TV Broadcasters Get Another Shot at Leveraging Channels Into Cash

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

“The FCC’s incentive auction may not have resulted in the jackpot payday that some television broadcasters hoped for, but public broadcasters could still benefit financially through channel-sharing deals. By working out agreements to share their channels with other noncommercial and commercial broadcasters that did succeed in selling their spectrum, public TV stations have a post-auction […]

TV Spectrum Auction Enters Next Stage With New Bidding, Lower Prices

TV Spectrum Auction Enters Next Stage With New Bidding, Lower Prices

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

The first stage of the FCC reverse auction of television spectrum concluded as many analysts had predicted: Sellers’ opening bid prices were more than $60 billion higher than what the forward auction buyers were willing to pay. We believe it’s unlikely that the second stage of the auction will succeed at matching sellers’ prices to […]

New Tool for Public Television Stations to Assess Outcome of FCC Spectrum Auction

New Tool for Public Television Stations to Assess Outcome of FCC Spectrum Auction

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

Boulder, Colo. (November 23) — Public Media Company (PMC) announced today that it is working with consultants at CRA International, Inc. d/b/a Charles River Associates (CRA), a leading global consulting firm, to conduct nationwide simulations of the FCC Reverse Incentive Spectrum Auction that will help public television stations choose options that will best serve their […]