The Frog 338 Posted July 1, 2015 Share Posted July 1, 2015 (edited) There's no official Gray thread, so I'll start one with the flurry of deals that happened today: Quote Gray Television Inc. on Wednesday announced four new station deals and the closing of all three of its previously announced acquisitions. The new transactions are: Wausau-Rhinelander, Wis. (DMA 134): Gray entered into an agreement with Davis Television LLC, to acquire certain non-license assets of WFXS, which had served as the market’s Fox affiliate. Earlier today, WFXS ceased operating. At that time, the parties closed the transaction, and Gray began broadcasting the program streams formerly transmitted by WFXS on Gray's digital low-power WZAW in Wausau. Gray also owns and operates full-power WSAW in Wausau, which serves as the market's CBS affiliate. Kalil & Co. was the exclusive broker for this transaction. Laredo, Texas (DMA 184). Gray entered into an agreement with Eagle Creek Television to purchase certain non-license assets of KVTV, which had served as the market’s CBS affiliate. Earlier today, KVTV ceased operating. At that time, the parties closed the transaction, and Gray began broadcasting the program streams formerly transmitted by KVTV on Gray's digital low-power KYLX. Gray also owns and operates full-power KGNS in Laredo, which serves as the market's NBC affiliate. Great Falls and Helena, Mont. (DMAs 191 and 206). Gray entered into an agreement with Cordillera Communications, to sell Gray's KBGF, the NBC affiliate in Great Falls, and KTVH, the NBC and CW affiliate in Helena. Gray said it “believes that Cordillera, as the owner of top-rated stations across the state of Montana, will leverage its strong presence throughout ‘Big Sky Country’ to further improve the service and operations of KBGF and KTVH for the benefit of those stations' local communities.” Helena, Mont. (DMA 206). Gray owns KMTF in Helena, which simulcasts the CW channel broadcast by KTVH-D2. At the suggestion of Cordillera, Gray has agreed to donate KMTF to Montana State University. This donation will allow MSU to operate a full-power PBS station in the state's capital for the first time in the history of the statewide PBS network that MSU operates. Earlier today, Gray closed all three of its previously announced station transactions: Odessa-Midland, Texas (DMA 146). Gray acquired KOSA, whose digital channels are affiliated with CBS and MNT. Twin Falls, Idaho (DMA 192). Gray acquired KMVT, whose digital channels are affiliated with CBS and CW, as well as KSVT, whose digital channel is affiliated jointly with Fox and MNT. Presque Isle, Maine (DMA 205). Gray acquired WAGM, whose digital channels are affiliated with CBS and Fox. http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/86603/gray-in-4-new-deals-closes-3-earlier-ones Edited February 8, 2019 by CircleSeven Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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