Philly Station Must Accept Monitor For FCC Spectrum Sale

By Patrick Boyle (January 11, 2016, 12:31 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday ordered a Philadelphia TV station to let a third-party monitor oversee its participation in an auction to sell its spectrum to the Federal Communications Commission, as requested by a company that's buying the station.

DTV LLC, which owns station WPHA, must report its responses to each spectrum offer made by the FCC to PricewaterhouseCoopers because the contract to sell the station to LocusPoint Networks LLC called for a monitor to ensure that WPHA participates in the auction until one if its bids gets accepted, the court said.

The court also barred PriceWaterhouse from communicating with...

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