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broadcastfan9751

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  1. Berkshire Hathaway and Graham did own stakes in each other, but as part of the WPLG deal Graham bought back most of Berkshire's shares in Graham and Berkshire bought back Graham's shares in Berkshire.
  2. CBSN New York and CBSN Los Angeles have been added to Viacom's free streaming service Pluto TV.
  3. There are a few stations, like WETA in Washington, that are rebroadcasting the hearings in primetime, even though PBS itself is not. The WORLD channel (which airs on the subchannels of many PBS stations) is doing the same.
  4. A Chicago Tribune article says that Nexstar intends to "operate the heck out of" WGN America and they plan to use their stations to promote WGN America programming, but if they got an offer they couldn't refuse, they could consider selling it. I haven't seen anything about Antenna TV, but things probably will stay the same there.
  5. With Nexstar reaching a new affiliation deal with Fox that also covers the Tribune stations, a sale of any stations to Fox probably won't happen unless Nexstar wants to clear up cap space to exercise its option to buy WPIX back or buy other stations.
  6. According to Wikipedia, WTTV 4.2 is still using the "Indiana's 4.2" branding.
  7. Here is the purchase agreement from Sinclair's SEC filing. The licensing agreement was redacted from the filing.
  8. Looks pretty good, especially with the L-bar gone. Also, the SD Intellistars are using a larger LDL similar to what they had before: https://youtu.be/36s7peooSG8
  9. And the new company will be called "ViacomCBS".
  10. That's because DirecTV doesn't carry local channels at all in Grand Junction (one of the few markets where that is the case).
  11. It looks like Gray is "hopping" WWPI into Presque Isle to get around the minor modification rules. That RabbitEars map shows the facilities Gray is applying for right now to move WWPI further east from its previous location in Fort Kent. Once those facilities are approved and constructed, they'll probably apply for a move to the WAGM tower.
  12. The largest fine the FCC has imposed was back in 2015, when it fined AT&T $100 million for violating the FCC'S "Transparency Rule". http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0617/FCC-15-63A1.pdf
  13. Under Disney's agreement with the DOJ, the DOJ has to approve any buyer. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/walt-disney-company-required-divest-twenty-two-regional-sports-networks-order-complete
  14. With the incentive auction now having been complete for two years, the FCC has released the list of of unsuccessful bidders in the incentive auction. Here's the complete list, along with the (previously announced) successful bidders.
  15. Nexstar wouldn't break up an existing duopoly without creating a new one. WVBT didn't have to be sold in any event due to Nexstar being the surviving company and therefore the WAVY/WVBT duopoly didn't have to be reevaluated by the FCC.
  16. Maybe CNBC, which is airing Shark Tank right now. EDIT: The game will start on the NBC Sports App.
  17. NPG does own KRDO-AM/FM in Colorado Springs, as well as KESQ-AM and KUNA-FM in Colorado Springs.
  18. Tribune's shareholders have approved the merger. http://investors.tribunemedia.com/2019-03-12-Tribune-Media-Company-Stockholders-Approve-Nexstar-Merger
  19. The FCC's Administrative Law Judge has cancelled the hearing over the Sinclair/Tribune deal. https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/fcc-alj-drops-sinclair-hearing
  20. The Court of Appeals has upheld the District Court's ruling in favor of the merger. https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/court-upholds-at-t-time-warner-merger
  21. They'll probably keep it so they can have an in-house national sales division (and probably also use it for the Northwest stations, which Apollo are also reportedly acquiring).
  22. They just showed highlights from today's game with the CBS graphics during a Super Bowl LIII rebroadcast, so it looks like the NFL Network broadcasts will be produced by CBS.
  23. The scoreboard appears to be the same.
  24. Looks like the same ones WHTM got yesterday.
  25. The press release from Gray announcing FCC and DOJ approval of the merger says they intend to close the deal January 1 (tommorow).
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