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NBCU Acquires Station Group

Dec 6, 2017  •  Post A Comment

NBCUniversal this week acquired a small group of TV stations. The company will be paying $75 million for 13 mostly low-power Telemundo affiliates from ZGS Communications, TVNewsCheck reports, citing an FCC filing. The FCC must approve the deal.

The report lists the following stations: full power KTDO El Paso, Texas (DMA 93), WZDC-CD Washington (DMA 6); WRDM-CA Hartford, Conn. (DMA 32); WMVJ-CA Orlando, Fla. (DMA 18); WRMD-CD Tampa, Fla. (DMA 13); WWDT-CD Ft. Myers, Fla. (DMA 56); WRIW-CA Providence, R.I. (DMA 52); and WZGS Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 25), along with low-power stations serving Springfield, Mass., and Richmond, Va.

“According to the filing, the stations in Providence, Washington, Hartford and Raleigh are so-called zombies, having sold their spectrum in the FCC incentive auction for an aggregate $140.7 million earlier this year,” TVNewsCheck reports. “However, the four stations have channel sharing agreements with other stations in the market, which will allow them to continue service, the filing says.”

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