The New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority, licensee of statewide public television network NJTV, announced this week that it has filed to participate in the FCC’s spectrum auction.
However, John Blair, authority executive director, said in the Jan. 12 statement that it “has no intention of exiting public television because we provide a valuable service for New Jersey TV viewers.”
The announcement said that cable and satellite reception across the state could still provide NJTV content to audiences.
NJTV consists of WNJB in New Brunswick, WNJN in Montclair, WNJS in Camden and WNJT in Trenton. The highest opening bid in the upcoming FCC spectrum auction is $775.7 million for WNJN.
NJTV is operated by WNET in New York City.