Close encounter leads to another close encounter


Mission Broadcasting is now the owner of NBC KTVE-TV in the state-straddling Monroe LA-El Dorado AR DMA after completing its 7.7M acquisition from Piedmont Television. It then turned around and signed a local service agreement (LSA) with Fox KARD-TV, owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Nexstar, which operates in 29 markets, says this will be the 18th where it operates more than one station either via some form of LMA or through outright ownership.