Univision Scores An Orlando O&O


One of the nation’s leading media companies serving Spanish-language consumers has scored a Class A television station in Central Florida.

It’s unclear how the company plans to use the facility, as its owns one property there but sees it and another property its linked to operated by Entravision Communications via an LMA agreement.

For $2.5 million, Univision is acquiring WRCF-CD, a Class A licensed to Orlando, from LocusPoint Networks LLC.

WRCF operates on Channel 35, and is moving to Channel 16 in the post-FCC spectrum auction repack process.

A 10% escrow deposit has been made by Univision to the seller.

There is no broker involved in this transaction.

Univision representatives are in New York busily readying for their company’s Upfront presentation and could not be reached for comment by RBR+TVBR’s deadline.

At present, the main Univision affiliate in Orlando — WVEN-25 — is owned by Entravision.

Entravision, via an LMA, operates Univision-owned UniMás affiliate WOTF-43.

Entravision and Univision have enjoyed a long-standing partnership, with Entravision serving as the biggest affiliate partner for Univision.

What the most likely scenario for WRCF is will not change anything in Central Florida except the over-the-air availability for WVEN: Its signal is presently relayed on WVCI-LP (channel 16) in Orlando and W46DB (channel 46) in Melbourne, and WRCF could be used to augment or replace WVCI, given their same channel positions.

WRCF is affiliated with the Retro Television Network.