Northwest Passage Puts Apollo In Flight


Updated at 12:40am Eastern, 12/3; Originally reported at Noon, 11/30:

Brian Brady was in the news several times in 2018 regarding a bitter retransmission fee dispute with Charter Communications‘ Spectrum MVPD service that lasted four months.

In January 2011, a similar dispute led DirecTV to yank his company’s stations. Are such feuds now in the past, given a reported investment by Leon Black‘s buyout firm—an entity recently rumored to be eyeing Nexstar Media Group?

Those may not be the right questions to ask. The proper one could be if this makes Apollo Global Management the best buyer for a broadcast TV company other than Tribune Media?

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