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2 minutes ago, tyrannical bastard said:

From today's FTVLIVE...

 

I could see the WDVM move-in, but would it affect retransmission consent with WDCW?  Could the same owner opt for must-carry for one station and retransmission consent for the other?

 

I highly doubt Meredith would part with WGCL, yet alone sell out entirely to Nexstar (or Mission).  That would be a Sinclair-level shell game as there are many markets where Nexstar and Meredith compete, and the FCC would be amiss to allow some triopolies (along with the Sinclair/Deerfield cluster-f$#% in Mobile/Pensacola.)  Atlanta may be a place to buy a stick and start anew.  Maybe Meredith would be willing to sell WPCH?  The irony in that is that the former W(TBS) and WGN (America) could all be under the same owner.

 

If Meredith sold all to Nexstar/Mission there would be a conflict in GSA and WHNS would have to be divested...I think there are other conflicts as well...

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I had to reread the FTVLive article the 2nd time and it appears to me that uncle Perry only wants Atlanta and only Atlanta which tells me that he might be willing to depart a market or two in order to get Atlanta without needed to have the entire Meredith chain.

 

I'm not sure Meredith is as willing to depart the broadcasting biz (other than splitting the company up into 2) as what we might have initially thought when the talks that Meredith "might" split started to prop up.

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9 minutes ago, Nelson R. said:

If Meredith sold all to Nexstar/Mission there would be a conflict in GSA and WHNS would have to be divested...I think there are other conflicts as well...

Tons of conflicts....

 

Greenville/Spartanburg has WSPA/WYCW

Mobile has WKRG/WFNA (along with Sinclair running every other station)

St. Louis has KTVI/KPLR

Portland has KOIN/KRCW (and Meredith owns KPTV and KPDX)

Las Vegas has KLAS

Springfield, MA has WWLP (and Meredith has the rest of the market with WGGB and WSHM-LD)

Hartford has WTNH/WCTX

Nashville has WKRN

Kansas City has WDAF (and Meredith owns KCTV and KSMO)

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2 minutes ago, tyrannical bastard said:

Tons of conflicts....

 

Greenville/Spartanburg has WSPA/WYCW

Mobile has WKRG/WFNA (along with Sinclair running every other station)

St. Louis has KTVI/KPLR

Portland has KOIN/KRCW (and Meredith owns KPTV and KPDX)

Las Vegas has KLAS

Springfield, MA has WWLP

Hartford has WTNH/WCTX

Nashville has WKRN

Plus Kansas City (WDAF vs KCTV/KSMO).

 

Either way there's a ton of conflicts in the Meredith deal that it only makes sense for Nexstar and Meredith to swap out each other's stations.

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37 minutes ago, tyrannical bastard said:

Tons of conflicts....

 

Greenville/Spartanburg has WSPA/WYCW

Mobile has WKRG/WFNA (along with Sinclair running every other station)

St. Louis has KTVI/KPLR

Portland has KOIN/KRCW (and Meredith owns KPTV and KPDX)

Las Vegas has KLAS

Springfield, MA has WWLP (and Meredith has the rest of the market with WGGB and WSHM-LD)

Hartford has WTNH/WCTX

Nashville has WKRN

Kansas City has WDAF (and Meredith owns KCTV and KSMO)

 

It would be virtually impossible. The only way I can see Nexstar with WGCL is if an owner already in the market (i.e. Cox or Tegna) acquired Meredith. Unless they are looking at another station (i.e. the CBS-owned CW station)?

 

Of the 12 markets that Meredith is in, Nexstar is in 9 of them. That's a deal that will NEVER work.

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10 minutes ago, GoldenShine9 said:

 

It would be virtually impossible. The only way I can see Nexstar with WGCL is if an owner already in the market (i.e. Cox or Tegna) acquired Meredith. Unless they are looking at another station (i.e. the CBS-owned CW station)?

 

Of the 12 markets that Meredith is in, Nexstar is in 9 of them. That's a deal that will NEVER work.

Or Meredith goes piecemeal. Either of the 3 will be the only way how Nexstar gets Atlanta.

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I think it's wishful thinking on Nexstar's part. If the company really wants an Atlanta news presence beyond a token capital bureau, then just do it. Commit the money and launch a newsroom dedicated to digital platforms. Hire a few people to chase news dayside and nightside. Shoot, edit, publish without regard to timeline, without worry about interrupting network programming or making slot at 5:02. Use the News Nation branding if you like. Hire some account executives to sell it. If sufficient following is achieved, maybe you can work up to a traditional newscast, maybe lease time on an existing Atlanta station. It could be a model for other NXST market holes like Phoenix or Seattle or Minneapolis or Boston.

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Sooner or later, these companies have to go digital.  It's out of the FCC's realm.  And it's an area Nexstar needs to update itself on. Sinclair is at least trying with STIRR and willing to go DTC on their sports nets.

Relying on websites and trying to tie their web streaming to cable providers is a bad idea in the works....

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10 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

From today's FTVLIVE...

 

I could see the WDVM move-in, but would it affect retransmission consent with WDCW?  Could the same owner opt for must-carry for one station and retransmission consent for the other?

 

I highly doubt Meredith would part with WGCL, yet alone sell out entirely to Nexstar (or Mission).  That would be a Sinclair-level shell game as there are many markets where Nexstar and Meredith compete, and the FCC would be amiss to allow some triopolies (along with the Sinclair/Deerfield cluster-f$#% in Mobile/Pensacola.)  Atlanta may be a place to buy a stick and start anew.  Maybe Meredith would be willing to sell WPCH?  The irony in that is that the former W(TBS) and WGN (America) could all be under the same owner.

 

 

Don't put I past them to try. They'd sooner divide all stations, each one station under it's own sidecar, controlled by Perry Sook's dog. And a fine for them to try is a slap on the wrist. 

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Without major changes to the status quo, I do not see Nexstar and Meredith doing a complete merger.  Maybe piecemeal but not likely for the whole company.

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5 minutes ago, TheRyan said:

Without major changes to the status quo, I do not see Nexstar and Meredith doing a complete merger.  Maybe piecemeal but not likely for the whole company.

 

There's no way that's going to happen.

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Nexstar isn't gonna buy Meredith. Way too many conflicts to deal with. I can see Allen buying Meredith or Standard since they don't own many stations with conflicts 

 

But then again this is probably suitable to the Speculatron thread and not here...

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19 hours ago, Yankees4life said:

Nexstar isn't gonna buy Meredith. Way too many conflicts to deal with. I can see Allen buying Meredith or Standard since they don't own many stations with conflicts 

 

But then again this is probably suitable to the Speculatron thread and not here...

 

True. Unless... Meredith decides to sell WGCL/WPCH to Nexstar.

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