GCI subsidiary Denali Media Holdings has announced the sale of its NBC affiliates in southeast Alaska — KATH-LD Juneau and KSCT-LP Sitka — to Gray Television. Denali Media Holdings was established in 2012 and also owns KTVA (CBS) in Anchorage along with three CBS stations in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.
The cable system-owned buyer is adding CBS affiliates in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan to the two stations in the state already in its portfolio.
Station owners in the state want the commission to deny General Communication Inc.’s Denali Media Holdings purchase of three stations, saying the deal “would result in the combination of ownership of television stations in two of the three television markets in Alaska with ownership of the largest, indeed in many cases the exclusive, provider of terrestrial cable and broadband service to much of Alaska’s population.”
The telecom is purchasing CBS affiliate KTVA Anchorage and NBC affiliates KATH-LD Juneau and KSCT-LP Sitka from Alaska Broadcasting and North Star Broadcasting.