ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Television, Inc. ("Gray," "we," "us" or "our") (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) announced today that it anticipates receiving $ 90,824,000 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 Gray during the auction to modify and/or surrender spectrum used by certain of our television stations. Significantly, the actions necessary to receive the proceeds will not lead to job losses and otherwise are not expected to produce any material change in operations or results for Gray or for any individual market in which we operate. We will announce the affected station(s) at a later date.
We anticipate that the proceeds will be received by Gray in the second or third quarter of 2017. At this time, the Company has not made a decision on how to allocate this additional capital. Due to prior planning in connection with our recently completed acquisitions, we anticipate that we will be able to defer any associated taxes on a long-term basis.
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Gray owns and/or operates 100 television stations across 54 television markets that collectively broadcast over 200 program streams including 101 channels affiliated with the CBS Network, the NBC Network, the ABC Network and the FOX Network. Our portfolio includes the number-one and/or number-two ranked television station operations in essentially all of our markets, which collectively cover approximately 10.1 percent of total United States television households.
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