ATVA: Retrans Harm Outweighs Benefits Of Gray Duopoly


The American Television Alliance (ATVA) on Monday (7/9) officially filed comments on the proposed transfer of two broadcast TV stations from Red River Broadcast Co. to Gray Television.

As RBR+TVBR reported on May 2, Gray is creating a duopoly in Sioux Falls, S.D., by buying a peacock in a deal brokered by Kalil & Co. If approved, the transfer would give Gray a “top four duopoly” in the Sioux Falls DMA.

The ATVA argues that Gray has failed to make an adequate public interest showing in its desire to own the market’s NBC affiliate. 

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