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FCC Provides Coronavirus-Related Relief for Repack Stations

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Courtesy of Broadcasting + Cable.

The FCC is cutting TV stations a repack break.

Phase nine of the FCC’s ten-phase post incentive auction repack of TV stations began March 14 with a deadline of May 1. But recognizing the coronavirus pandemic is prompting construction and delivery delays, plus the station efforts to keep their employees safe, that make that deadline problematic, the FCC said Tuesday (March 17) it would let any phase 9 station with issues move to the tenth and last phase, which starts May 2 and ends July 3. 

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