Low-power TV group HC2 will carry the black-focused multicast network on its stations in 29 more markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Detroit.
KM Communications, owned by the Bae family based in Chicago, has closed on the sale announced in June 2018 of KWKB Iowa City to HC2 Holdings for $1,850,000.
Rebecca Hanson will be responsible for the legal and regulatory operations of HC2’s growing portfolio of mostly low-power TV stations, including the transition to the new ATSC 3.0 standard and related broadcast innovations.
The holding company buys 19 TV stations from Northstar Media. The Azteca America deal features a licensing agreement with TV Azteca for Spanish-language television programming. It will expand HC2’s broadcasting network to 113 operating stations in more than 80 U.S. markets.