T-Mobile, Fox TV Stations Partner On Repack

BELLEVUE, WASH.—T-Mobile and Fox Television Stations have agreed they will work together to accelerate the repack of Fox-owned stations, shaving 16 months from their scheduled repack and saving millions of dollars in costs to be reimbursed from the Broadcast Relocation Fund, the wireless carrier announced (opens in new tab) this week.

For instance, WWOR-TV, the Fox-owned station serving New York City, will be repacked early next year, more than 12 months before its scheduled FCC repack phase, the announcement said.

In June, T-Mobile announced it would cover the cost of repacking low-power public television stations in rural areas that must repack.

For more information on the repack, visit TV Technology's repack silo.

Phil Kurz

Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.