Lawmakers from Wash. state raise concerns over TV signal repacking

01/3/2013 |

The channel repacking necessitated by spectrum incentive auctions could prove costly to TV stations in northern border states due to complications introduced by required coordination with Canada, members of Congress from Washington state noted in a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. "As many as 14 of [the state's 37 full-power stations] could have no place to be relocated when repacking occurs, meaning that they could be forced to cut power and lose viewers," wrote Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott, Norman Dicks and Adam Smith.

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