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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #275 on: October 03, 2018, 06:27:55 PM »

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-02/sinclair-mulls-tapping-private-equity-to-buy-fox-sports-networks


Update there are talks that Sinclair wants the regional Fox Sports Net outlets note this affects Fox Sports West Net in Los Angeles.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #276 on: October 03, 2018, 10:55:00 PM »

I wonder why WMTW-TV has that as their city of license to be begin with. Maybe it had to do with their old transmitter being atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire? Their current digital transmitter is in Baldwin, ME, not too far from Lake Sebago.

https://www.wmtw.com/article/wmtw-s-first-home-at-poland-spring-resort/2004587

Their first studios were in Poland Spring. I feel like changing the city of license when you're staying in the same market isn't a priority so it just remained Poland Spring.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #277 on: October 04, 2018, 09:21:42 AM »

And two stories from up-thread may be merging. 

Sinclair, having seen its scofflaw ways collapse its merger with Tribune, is the latest rumored buyer for the Fox Sports Net group of regional sports networks.    Sinclair's only significant current sports venture is the digital sub-channel Stadium TV, which carries mostly college games no one else wants, and the Tennis Channel.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #278 on: October 04, 2018, 03:29:02 PM »



KMIR-TV Palm Springs has renamed themselves NBC Palm Springs. Yes KMIR-TV uses the same branding motif as NBC O&O KNTV San Jose.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #279 on: October 05, 2018, 06:26:04 PM »

http://www.wvxu.org/post/commentary-why-exodus-wkrc-tv#stream/0


Here is a commentary on the WKRC Exodus. And yes Sinclair is the issue here.



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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #280 on: October 05, 2018, 08:51:30 PM »

Surprised that the article never mentioned WLWT-TV (NBC) channel 5.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #281 on: October 09, 2018, 03:16:20 PM »

https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/10/03/sinclair-broadcast-ceo-eyes-deal-for-foxs-regional.html


Update Sinclair is named as a Rumored Party in talks to get Cox Owned stations. But this is happening at the same time that Sinclair is talking about getting Fox Sports Regional networks like Fox Sports West in Los Angeles.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #283 on: October 29, 2018, 08:23:04 PM »

https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/224512/scripps-buying-15-cordillera-stations-521m/



The stations Scripps is acquiring:


WLEX, the NBC affiliate in Lexington, Ky.
KOAA, the NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colo.
KATC, the ABC affiliate in Lafayette, La.
KSBY, the NBC affiliate in Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo, Calif.
KRIS, the NBC affiliate, and KAJA, a Telemundo affiliate, in Corpus Christi, Tex.
KPAX and KAJJ, a CBS affiliate in Missoula, Mont.
KTVQ, a CBS affiliate in Billings, Mont.
KXLF-KBZK, the CBS affiliate in Butte-Bozeman, Mont.
KRTV, the CBS affiliate, and KTGF, the NBC affiliate, in Great Falls, Mont.
KTVH, the NBC affiliate, and KXLH, the CBS affiliate, in Helena, Mont.
Scripps emphasized what it called the resulting ďstronger Scripps portfolio:


Scripps will have the No. 1 Nielsen-rated TV stations in 11 of its 36 markets.
The Cordillera stations will significantly diversify the Scripps portfolio. The 51 stations will include 18 ABC affiliates, 11 NBC affiliates, seven CBS affiliates and two Fox affiliates.
Scripps will operate seven duopolies, efficiently enhancing the depth and durability of the portfolio
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #284 on: October 29, 2018, 09:36:16 PM »

Sounds like that's going to be one hell of a Montana monopoly!
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #285 on: October 31, 2018, 10:51:14 AM »

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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #286 on: November 01, 2018, 07:23:13 AM »

Technically, WSIL-TV is licensed to Harrisburg, IL. The analog license had to be north of Paducah, KY to end short-spacing issues with WREG-TV (CBS) channel 3 of Memphis.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #287 on: November 08, 2018, 11:55:44 PM »

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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #288 on: November 09, 2018, 09:27:34 AM »

And Disney's required sale of the Fox Sports regional sports networks went to first bids yesterday.  Very weird list of potential buyers:

- Sinclair
- Comcast (NBC)
- Fox.  Yes, Fox may buy back the RSNs for substantially less than it sold them to Disney last year. 
- A Hollywood group consisting of "Ice Cube", "LL Cool J", Carolyn Rafaelian, owner of the pre-teen costume jewelry company Alex and Ani, and others.
- Amazon
-CAA, which is the agent for like a third of the players in all sports,which seems to me to be an untangleable conflict of interest.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #289 on: November 09, 2018, 07:35:30 PM »

https://deadline.com/2018/11/byron-allen-interested-in-buying-tribune-media-1202499138/


Update Byron Allen is in talks to get Tribune Media yes the owners of KTLA Los Angeles
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #290 on: November 10, 2018, 10:10:59 AM »

I've had my fill of a local TV station where one of the main news anchors sounds like she's on drugs lately. She's been around for years, but lately she's gotten ridiculous. She's also begun inserting her extremist political opinions after each story (not like this station was that good to begin with about fairly covering both sides).
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #292 on: November 13, 2018, 06:43:24 AM »

He mustíve won a really big jackpot.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #293 on: November 20, 2018, 04:16:16 PM »

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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #294 on: December 02, 2018, 01:54:45 PM »

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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #295 on: December 02, 2018, 05:27:07 PM »

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/02/nexstar-said-to-reach-deal-to-buy-tribune-media-for-4point1-billion.html 
Here is an announcement Nexstar and Tribune are in talks for a deal

I guess that means Cox is going to sell their TV stations to Sinclair. Canít say I am surprised, though.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #296 on: December 02, 2018, 07:05:19 PM »

I guess this means that Empire State Weekly (a show similar to ABC's This Week, but focusing on NY, produced by WTEN here in Albany and syndicated across other Nextar stations in NY media markets) will finally be broadcast downstate!  Although that doesn't mean what WPIX won't broadcast it at some really early time like the Rochester/Buffalo/Syracuse stations have.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #297 on: December 03, 2018, 09:20:00 PM »

I would like to know who gets divested in Indianapolis given that Nexstar and Tribune has a total of 4 in that market like WTTV, WXIN, WISH and WNDY

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2018/12/03/owner-wish-tv-purchase-parent-company-fox-59-cbs-4/2192113002/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WNDY-TV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WISH-TV

And who will be in the running to get the Divested TV stations of Nexstar.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #298 on: December 04, 2018, 07:23:29 AM »

Nexstar and Tribune isn't going to work in Hartford/New Haven:

Tribune...
WTIC-TV (FOX) channel 61 Hartford
WCCT-TV (CW) channel 20 Waterbury

Nexstar...
WTNH-TV (ABC) channel 8 New Haven
WCTX-TV (MY) channel 59 New Haven

WFSB-TV (CBS) channel 3 of Hartford is owned by Merideth. WVIT-TV (NBC) channel 30 of New Britain is an NBC owned-and-operated station.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #299 on: December 08, 2018, 06:37:01 PM »

Nexstar and Tribune isn't going to work in Hartford/New Haven:

Tribune...
WTIC-TV (FOX) channel 61 Hartford
WCCT-TV (CW) channel 20 Waterbury

Nexstar...
WTNH-TV (ABC) channel 8 New Haven
WCTX-TV (MY) channel 59 New Haven

WFSB-TV (CBS) channel 3 of Hartford is owned by Merideth. WVIT-TV (NBC) channel 30 of New Britain is an NBC owned-and-operated station.

http://www.courant.com/business/hc-bc-biz-tribune-media-nexstar-20181203-story.html

Apparently in this article there's speculation that Fox or Sinclair will go after WTIC-TV 61 in Hartford CT.
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