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News Corporation selling some FOX-affiliated stations

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Here's the list:

    - WJW in Cleveland, OH
    - KDVR in Denver, CO
    - KTVI in St. Louis, MO
    - WDAF in Kansas City, KS
    - WITI in Milwaukee, WI
    - KSTU in Salt Lake City, UT
    - WBRC in Birmingham, AL
    - WHBQ in Memphis, TN
    - WGHP in Greensboro, NC


    Cleveland's station is in the largest market of the group, ranked 17th. Speculation is that money from the sales of the stations will go toward Rupert Murdoch's bid for Dow Jones.
  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Between that and their sale of DirecTV to Liberty Media, should be pretty close.
  3. PHINJ

    PHINJ Active Member

    Rupert has been doing belt-tightening everywhere lately.
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    And they've also sold 3 of their regional sports networks
    (Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Northwest).
  5. MilanWall

    MilanWall Member

    Man, it seems like these guys get sold every five years or so.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    yeah, but BRC is one of their stronger O&O's
  7. timesup

    timesup New Member

    What will this mean for the news stations that are sold? My current job partners with Fox in Memphis sometimes.
  8. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    AND they're selling Boston/New England to Comcast, too, as I was reading sometime weeks back, so there's probably more on that list.
  9. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    They only sold a 50 percent stake in FSN New England to Comcast, since Comcast already owned 50 percent. Comcast also bought a controlling share in FSN Bay Area, where it owns CSN Bay Area.

    Who is buying Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Northwest? Comcast might seem a logical buyer in the Northwest, since they're launching their own Portland-based network. And it has almost exclusivity to the franchises in the immediate Pittsburgh area.
  10. markvid

    markvid Guest

  11. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    What is O&O's?
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    A network's Owned and Operated station.
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