GCI Wins Fight Over Three Alaska Stations

Score one for the new guy in Alaska’s brewing television war. The FCC has granted Denali Media, a subsidiary of Alaska telecommunications giant General Communications Inc., the go-ahead to buy CBS affiliate KTVA Anchorage and NBC affiliates KSCT-LP Sitka and KATH-LD Juneau. Other broadcasters in the state had urged the FCC to deny the sale, saying it could result in GCI being able to squash competitors by charging exorbitant rates, assigning unfavorable channel positions or bypassing local programming altogether.

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Two Groups Buy Panasonic Cameras

Alaska-based Denali Media and Oklahoma-based Griffin Communications have equipped some of their stations with Panasonic shoulder-mount and handheld cameras for ENG and studio use.