Big-league sports have given Sin City a major-metropolis distinction. The Golden Knights joined the NHL in 2017, and the Oakland Raiders shifted to Vegas in 2020. TV is a hard-hitting game as well. Gray closed on its acquisition of market leader KVVU, a Fox affiliate, late last year. Sinclair owns KSNV-KVCW-KVMY, an NBC-The CW-MyNetworkTV trio. Nexstar has CBS affiliate KLAS and Scripps owns ABC outlet KTNV. Telemundo has KBLR and Entravision owns Univision affil KINC. Estrella TV airs on Sinclair’s KSNV dot-two subchannel.
The Spanish-language broadcaster already owns KINC Las Vegas, but its FCC filing says the deal is exempt from the FCC’s prohibition against owning two stations in a market.
The Nexstar and Univision stations will present a debate between Joe Heck (R) and Catherine Cortez Masto who are in a race to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Harry Reid.