Detroit Public TV and WKAR-TV to announce partnership

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Two Michigan public broadcasters will announce Monday a development that will “impact public television across the state,” according to a statement.

Detroit Public Television and WKAR will announce a partnership at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The board of directors at Michigan State University, WKAR’s licensee, voted last month to participate in the upcoming FCC spectrum auction. The university did not reveal whether it would sell all of its spectrum, share a channel with another station or shift to a different channel. Each option would bring a different amount of cash.

The FCC will buy spectrum from television stations nationwide to sell to mobile providers. The deadline for stations to inform the FCC that they will participate is Tuesday.

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