Fox Television Stations Announces FCC Spectrum Auction Proceeds

NEW YORK – February 8, 2017 — Fox Television Stations, LLC, a unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX), announced today that it anticipates receiving approximately $350 million in proceeds resulting from the Federal Communication Commission’s recently completed reverse auction for broadcast spectrum. 

The anticipated proceeds reflect the FCC’s acceptance of one or more bids placed by  Fox Television Stations during the auction to relinquish spectrum used by certain of its television stations.  This spectrum sale is not expected to lead to any material change in the operations or results for Fox Television Stations or for any of the affected television markets. 

Fox Television Stations anticipates it will receive the proceeds in the current calendar year. 

About Fox Television Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 18 markets and covering nearly 37.35 % of U.S. television homes.  This includes six duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

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