U.S. Gains 144 LPTVs in 2016

WASHINGTON—The United States gained 144 low-power TV licenses in 2016 despite the uncertain future of LPTVs, which are not assured a channel assignment in the post-incentive auction repack. According to the broadcast station tally released by the Federal Communications Commission Jan. 5, 2017, there were 1,966 UHF and VHF lower-power TV licensees as of as of Dec. 31, 2016. The count as of Dec. 31, 2015 was 1,822.


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