Licensee Problems Lead To SagamoreHill Deal Shift

A low-power Iowa TV station operated by Bahakel Communications via a Shared Services Agreement with a company that assumed would be its new owner is heading back to the company that intended to sell it due to "problems" it suffered. Instead, a Georgia LPTV is being assigned.

Asset Switch Yields Huge Profit For Carolina Operator

Eight weeks ago, RBR+TVBR told you about the transfer of a 117-watt low-power TV station serving a South Carolina market. George Kimble of Kozacko Media Services was the exclusive broker. Now, that buyer is selling a sister property — and making millions of dollars in profit.

‘KQ2’ Sale Shatters Former Cross-Ownership Prohibition

In November 2017, the FCC in a 3-2 vote eliminated its cross-ownership rules for newspaper and broadcast media and for radio and TV, respectively. The “Eight-Voices Test” was also erased. Now, one of the biggest TV deals to come since that vote has just been consummated.

HC2 Closes On Columbus Class A

HC2 Station Group, the rapidly growing broadcast TV station owner led by Philip Falcone, has closed on its acquisition of a Class A TV station presently serving Hispanic audiences in Ohio's capital city. It's a facility shifting channels thanks to the post-spectrum auction repack.

Roseland Answers Spirit’s Prayer With LPTV Buys

Three low-powered TV stations located in the Lone Star State, as well as a new facility serving a Northern California city, are trading hands. The buyer is based in Little Rock and led by Julie Huang.
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Roseland Receives Sunshine State LPTV

A construction permit associated with a low-power TV station in Gadsden County, Fla., on the Florida-Georgia line, is trading hands. The buyer is a Little Rock-based entity led by Julie Huang.

A Hawaiian LPTV Station Gains 50-50 Partnership

A low-power TV station serving a big resort town on Maui's West Side is being transferred into a newly formed entity that represents a 50-50 partnership between two individuals.

HC2 Completes Bae Buy In Iowa

The rapidly growing company led by Philip Falcone in June 2018 nabbed a full-power UHF station that as of late has been airing This TV programming for viewers in eastern Iowa. The transaction is now complete for HC2 Holdings. 

A ‘Major Market’ TV Deal Gets Done

More than nine months ago, a journalist who heads a U.S.-based television network targeting South Asian consumers acquired an Otter. Really. That deal involved a low-power television facility in Northern California that used the Otter name for its branding, prior to its sale. Now, the same buyer is grabbing an LD facility in a market home to a plethora of theme parks.

Press Play: Radio Station Owner Grabs Gotham LPTVer

Stop the presses: A company best-known for its four radio stations along the Jersey Shore has just landed a low-powered television station in the Big Apple. It will be paired with a full-power facility in NYC.
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Scripps Goes For A SoFla Duopoly

For 57 years, South Floridians have enjoyed NBC programming on a giant of the airwaves, The E.W. Scripps Co.'s West Palm Beach-based WPTV-5. Now, thanks to rule changes made by the Commission 13 months ago, it's about to gain a sibling.

Nexstar’s Premium Pluck: Tribune Media

On Sunday evening, Jews across the world celebrated the miracle of Hanukkah. In North Texas and in Chicago, a different sort of miracle had been finalized, and leaked to news organization Reuters. Nexstar Media Group has just accomplished something Sinclair Broadcast Group was unable to do. 
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A ‘Large’ Ad Sales Partnership For WAVSTAR

AdLarge Media and WAVSTAR have partnered in an exclusive ad sales partnership which makes the cloud-based CRM/workflow management system available to radio stations on a barter basis for the first time. WAVSTAR integrates CRM, sales, and production with a station’s existing traffic system.

A TV Deal That’s A Pocketful of Sonshine

A digital low power TV station serving Pennsylania's capital has just been sold. It's a deal between a couple of non-profit operators, with the buyer set to install its non-secular programming on the channel.

Nexstar’s Quiet Hawaiian Duopoly Play

One year ago, an independent TV station seen across the Aloha State made headlines for its "David vs. Goliath" fight versus AT&T's DirecTV. This station has had a shared services agreement with Raycom Media, a dominant entity that owns the CBS and NBC affiliates serving Hawaii. That's about to end: K5 and the FOX affiliate are soon to be siblings.

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