ION Media Takes A Duo Out Of Trust, Adds Idaho UHF

ION Media has moved to take advantage of the FCC's anticipated return of its UHF Discount by pulling a duo of full-power UHF stations out of a trust created in late 2013 as a result of the bankruptcy of Roberts Broadcasting. At the same time, ION is acquiring its affiliate in Boise, Idaho, for an undisclosed price.

A ‘Super’ TV Sale In Puerto Rico

In 2016, one of the largest television networks in the Dominican Republic gained an over-the-air home in Puerto Rico. Now, the owner of the Carolina, P.R., based UHF facility is selling the station. The buyer is the parent company of a station that has largely served as a west-island affiliate of one of Puerto Rico's biggest TV stations.
Univision Communications, Inc.

Univision Scores An Orlando O&O

One of the nation's leading media companies serving Spanish-language consumers has scored a Class A television station in Central Florida. It's unclear how the company plans to use the facility, as its owns one property there but sees it and another property its linked to operated by Entravision Communications via an LMA agreement.

Texas CPs Change Hands

Two FM construction permits in Northwest Texas are set to get their kicks with Route 66 ... Route 66 Media, that is. That's the company that's set to take over the unbuilt stations, and it's the top deal in RBR + TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Monday, May 1.
Money

LocusPoint Sells TV Duo After Getting No Auction Bids

Two Class A TV stations that got no takers in the just-concluded spectrum auction have just been sold. In both deals, Kalil & Co. acted as the escrow agent and the buyer's broker, while Patrick Communications represented the seller.
Towers

Edge Spectrum Engages In $72M TV Deal

Edge Spectrum has agreed to acquire 196 television station licenses and construction permits in a deal with EICB-TV and Grace Worship Center valued at $72 million. This involves a promissory note that will cover the entire value of a deal that was originally struck 364 days ago.

Red Rock Sell-Off Continues In Minnesota

In the final months of 2016, Red Rock Radio Corp., started the process of liquidating its assets. By Dec. 1, 16 of the company’s 20 radio stations were sold and awaited closing. Now, another two stations have been sold by Red Rock, with Kalil & Co. serving as the their broker representative. This is the lead deal in RBR + TVBR’s TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Thursday, April 20.
Broadcast Tower

A ‘Marquee’ Deal For A Kentucky TV Station

A contract has been signed and an application is being filed with the FCC for the transfer of a television station in Bowling Green, Ky., to Marquee Broadcasting Kentucky. Kalil & Co., Inc. is the exclusive broker for this transaction.

Yeh Man: Mon Valley Duo Dealt

South of the Pittsburgh area is the Monongahela River Valley – known to locals as the “Mon Valley.” That’s where an AM-FM combo is being sold from the estate of the late Stanley Wall. The buyer owns 6 commercial stations and 1 noncommercial FM in the Keystone State. Meanwhile, a familiar Arkansas-based media figure has engaged in a plan to rescue a group of financially distressed low-power TV stations in three markets across the state. These are the deals in detail in RBR + TVBR’s TRANSACTIONS TODAY for April 3, 2017.
FCC

Here’s How To Get TV Repack, Incentive Auction Payments

The FCC late Thursday released its procedures for submitting financial information required for the disbursement of incentive payment and reimbursement payments after Wednesday's of the Spectrum Auction, and it's a 109-section document full of details on what to do. Here are some of the key highlights on what your TV stations may need to do.

Edge Spectrum Seals 70-Station 3ABN Deal

The $3.2 million acquisition of some 60 LPTV stations and 10 LPTV construction permits by Edge Spectrum -- a.k.a. EICB-TV NET -- from a religious non-commercial broadcaster has officially moved forward, following a delay requested by the buyer.
Towers

Three Angels Deal Delayed At Buyer’s Request

In October 2016, Three Angels Broadcasting agreed to sell a group of television stations to EICB-TV for the purchase price of $3.2 million. This broker-free deal involved the transfer of roughly 70 stations, and it is now known that EICB requested more time, to get its finances in order.
Sold

Dove Lets TV Trio Fly Away

Two full-service television stations and a low-power TV station are being dealt from one not-for-profit entity to another. Two of the properties are in the Volunteer State, while the third is based in Des Moines.
Entravision Communications Corporation

The Future For XHAS-33 Is Revealed

Entercom's CEO has revealed what will happen to Baja California-based XHAS-33 once Telemundo programming moves in July
Meredith

Meredith Invests $70M In A Peachtree

This deal would give the company a "duopoly" situation, as it already owns the CBS affiliate in this big Southern market

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