ION Media Snagged By Scripps, Spins In Play


WEST PALM BEACH — Take a drive up Australian Avenue from Palm Beach International Airport, and within minutes you’ll past a low-rise white structure bearing the ION Media logo.

Continue traveling northward, and within seconds you’ll come up to the offices and studios of NBC affiliate WPTV-5, one of the crown jewels of The E.W. Scripps Company.

Who knew that the proximity of the two broadcast TV operations would be so serendipitous. From today, the two operations will become siblings.

And, to pass muster with HSR and FCC regulations, two dozen stations are being spun.

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