Some TV stations like broadband spectrum auction

Not every broadcaster is averse to selling off spectrum as part of an FCC-backed national broadband plan. In fact, there is a swelling of speculators and stations eager to buy, according to a story reported by reported by TV Newscheck.

Evidently, speculators are willing to invest in some "cellar-dwelling TV stations in major markets" in hopes of making a killing when the FCC comes calling for the spectrum. And some broadcast stations are opening their doors to buyers.

Even so, speculators are wary enough to realize that they might still have to run broadcast stations, said Ted Bartley, managing partner at NRJ TV, who told the newsletter that while "all broadcasters hope for good things ... there's no certainty. We are certainly not speculating on that (spectrum auction) as the only way to make money."

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