WGBH won $218.7 million and WHDH $162.1 million, in a federal auction in which they agreed to move or shut down their on-air frequencies so that wireless providers can get more bandwidth.
WGBH's money comes from its decision to move both WGBH and WGBY in Springfield to different frequencies. WHDH owner Ed Ansin will take his money for just shutting down Channel 56's current frequency - although WLVI will live on in a "channel share" arrangement with WHDH.
Also making out big: Stations in Worcester and Vineyard Haven.
Across the country, 175 TV stations will share in $10 billion in bids by wireless providers for their frequencies, the FCC, which organized the auction, reports.
Complete auction results.
Via Garrett Wollman.