FCC Incentive Auction Reverse Results
175 Broadcasters to Split $10B
On April 13, 2017, the FCC released the “Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice,” starting the clock on the 90-day period on repack construction and modification applications and reimbursement estimates, making them due on July 12, 2017.
A total of 987 Channels will be moved in this repack, and 175 broadcasters who sold spectrum in the auction to the wireless operators and other entities will split over $10B.
The following Excel pivot table from FCC data shows the Top 100 Bidders and the amount of compensation to be received from the auction. The Top 100 Bidders represented about $9.7M of the auction.