WEEK ENDING NOV. 11

Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $395M

The sale of three stations by Nexstar Media to Fox Television Stations tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

WEEK ENDING NOV. 4

Station Trading Roundup: 1 Deal, $1,100,000

The sale of WYCI Saranac Lake, N.Y. by Cross Hill Communications to Gray Television network tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

DMAS 13, 21 & 35

Nexstar, Fox Buy/Sell Five Stations

Nexstar will purchase Charlotte, N.C.’s Fox and MNT affiliates for approximately $45 million while Fox will buy Nexstar’s Seattle Fox and MNT affiliates and Milwaukee’s Fox affil for approximately $350 million.

Station Trading Roundup: 6 Deals, $2,175,000

The sale of KWHB Tulsa, Okla., by Family Broadcasting to Christian TV network tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

TVN’S TV2020 CONFERENCE

Execs: Station Trading Outlook Uncertain In 2020

The FCC isn’t likely to loosen ownership restrictions anytime soon, said leaders from Nexstar, Gray and Meredith last week, but outside money is likely to continue coming into the industry while the ownership cap holds steady. L-r: Patrick McCreery of Meredith, Perry Sook of Nexstar and Pat LaPlatney of Gray. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

DMA 58: TULSA, OK

KWHB Tulsa Sold For $2.1 Million

Christian Television Corp. is buying the Oklahoma independent from Family Broadcasting Corp.

WEEK ENDING OCT. 14

Station Trading Roundup: 6 Deals, $431,035,000

The sale of 11 stations to Allen Media from Heartland Media tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

DMAS 196 & 199

Fielder, Brissette Buy Network Affils

The purchases by Bill Fielder and Stephen Brissette of two stations in Casper, Wyo., and a double affil in Cheyenne, Wyo., come from three different investor groups, managed by one of the principals, Mark Nalbone.

Byron Allen Buying 11 Stations For $290M

Allen Media Broadcasting is purchasing USA Television’s portfolio of 11 network affiliates in nine markets. Bob Prather has agreed to stay on to manage the group.

WEEK ENDING SEPT. 23

Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $10,002

W45BT-D Brookville, PA — PRICE: $10,000 BUYER: Sonshine Family Television Corp. (Margaret Huber, president) SELLER: Cornerstone TV Inc. (Steve Johnson, CEO) FACILITIES: DTV Ch.34, 15.000 kW, ant. 482 ft. AFFILIATION: CTV *****   *****   *****   *****   *****   *****   *****   *****   *****   *****   ***** Multistate Deal — PRICE: $2 BUYER: Winemiller, Jeffrey & Janet (Jeffrey Winemiller, co-owner/CEO) […]

DMA 115: SIOUX FALLS, SD

FCC Approves Gray’s Top 4 Duop in Sioux Falls

Gray gets the go-ahead to buy the NBC affiliate and operate it with the ABC affiliate it already owns in the South Dakota market. The action, in essence, constitutes a waiver of the FCC’s local ownership rules barring ownership of two stations in small markets and of two top-rated stations (typically network affiliates) in all markets.

WEEK ENDING SEPT. 9

Station Trading Roundup: 1 Deals, $375,000

The sale of KGBY-TV & K36LM-D Grand Junction, Colo., by Chang Broadcasting to Ventura Broadcasting tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

WEEK ENDING AUG. 26

Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $875,000

The sale of KDMD-LD Tacoma, Wash., by Denver Digital Television to Seattle 6 Broadcasting tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

Tegna Confirms Apollo M&A Contacts

According to a statement released by the station group, Apollo has proposed first acquiring Tegna and later merging it with Cox Media Group. Apollo struck a deal to acquire Cox in February, but that deal has not yet closed.

WEEK ENDING AUG. 19

Station Trading Roundup: 1 Deal, $1,000+

The sale of KCOS El Paso, Texas, by El Paso Public Television Foundation to Texas Tech University tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

JESSELL AT LARGE

Jessell | FCC Duop Inaction Hurting Station Owners

Gray Television’s deal to buy KDLT Sioux Fall, S.D., and create a precedent-setting affiliate duopoly in the market has been hung up at the FCC for 15 months without any explanation. For the sake of buyers and sellers, large and small, the FCC needs to act.

WEEK ENDING AUG. 12

Station Trading Roundup: 1 Deal, $2.9 Million

The sale of KMBH Harlingen, Texas, by MB Revolution to Entravision tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

DMAS 28 & 34

Tegna Completes Acquisition Of Dispatch Stations

The $535 million deal for WTHR Indianapolis and WBNS-AM-FM-TV Columbus, Ohio, closes.

WEEK ENDING AUG. 5

Station Trading Roundup: 1 Deal, $296,000

The sale of KTTU Tucson, Ariz., by Tucker Media & Management Consulting II to Tegna tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

DMA 115: SIOUX FALLS, SD

KDLT Says DOJ Has OK’d Sale To Gray

An internal email from the GM of Red River Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Sioux Falls, S.D., says the Justice Department has signed off on the $32 million sale to Gray Television first proposed in 2018.

WEEK ENDING JULY 8

Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $275,000

The sale of WWEO-LD DeFuniak Springs, Fla., by World Evangelism Outreach to Nichols Broadcasting Group tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

WEEK ENDING JULY 1

Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $7,750,000

The sale of WBEH-CD Miami by Prime Time Partners to HC2 Holdings tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

DMA 16: MIAMI

HC2 Holdings Buys Two Florida LPTVs

Prime Time Partners sells WBEH-CD Miami for $4 million and WSPF-CD Tampa for $3.75 million to Philip Falcone’s HC2 Holdings.

WEEK ENDING JUNE 11

Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $537M

The sale of three TV and two radio stations from Dispatch Broadcast Group to Tegna tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

DMAS 28 & 34

Tegna Buying Dispatch’s WTHR, WBNS For $535M

In addition to the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis and CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, it’s also getting WBNS-AM-FM in Columbus.

DOJ Still Mum On Tegna-Nexstar Spinoffs

Those looking for Justice’s decision on whether it has any antitrust issues with Tegna’s purchase of Nexstar spin-off stations will have to wait a little longer. That is because for the sixth business day in a row the Federal Trade Commission has issued no early termination notices on any deal, an unusual hiatus for such announcements.

WEEK ENDING MAY 27

Station Trading Roundup: 1 Deal, $40,000

The sale of KXNU-LD Laredo, Texas, from Faith & Power Communications to Gray Television tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

WEEK ENDING MAY 20

Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $85.6M

The sale of two stations from Citadel Communications to Standard Media Group tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

DMA 93: SAVANNAH, GA

WSCG Savannah Sold For $2.6 Million

Lowcountry Media sells the Georgia multicast affiliate to Phillip Falcone’s HC2 Holdings.

DMAS 53 & 111

McDermott In The Station Game With WLNE, KLKN

Deb McDermott’s new Standard Media is buying the Providence, R.I., and Lincoln, Neb., ABC affiliates from Phil Lombardo for $83 million and she says she’s looking for more.

ATVA Opposes Apollo Station Purchases

The group says the proposed station buys by Terrier Media, controlled by Apollo Global Management, of properties of Northwest Broadcasting and Cox Broadcasting will “impede competition and diversity and raise prices for consumers.” It urges the FCC to study what it calls “public interest harms” if the deals are approved.

WEEK ENDING MAY 6

Station Trading Roundup: 1 Deal, $165M

The sale of four stations from Bayou City Broadcasting to Allen Media Broadcasting tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

Broadcast 1Q TV Deal Volume Hits $4.86B

U.S. television station deals reached $4.86 billion in the first quarter, dominated by station consolidations and spinoffs, according to Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence.

DMAS 103 & 121

Byron Allen Buying Bayou City TVs For $165M

The Entertainment Studios CEO’s Allen Media is getting CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates in Evansville, Ind., and Lafayette, La.

Meredith Looking To Sell Its TV Stations

Meredith Corp. is preparing to explore a sale of its portfolio of TV stations as it looks to streamline its business, people familiar with the matter tell Reuters. Meredith is discussing its plans with financial advisers and has already received interest in its stations from private equity firm Apollo Global Management, the sources say.

Scripps Closes On Cordillera Stations Purchase

The $521 million deal adds 15 stations in 10 markets to Scripps’ portfolio and bumps up its reach to nearly 21% of U.S. TV households.

Nexstar’s Sook To FCC: Set Cap At 78% ASAP

The Nexstar CEO says while the FCC’s ownership coverage cap is effectively at 78% now, broadcasters would like the Pai FCC to lock it in at that level so that some future FCC with a Democratic majority cannot easily reset it at 39% by once again repealing the UHF discount.

Private Equity Mogul Leon Black Likes Local TV

His company, Apollo Global Management, has scooped up 29 television stations across the country. When Apollo lost a key deal, “they were pretty ripshit.” But the march continues.

WEEK ENDING APRIL 15

Station Trading Roundup: 1 Deal, $50,000

The sale of WFHD-LP Ann Arbor, Mich., to Max Henry & Associates tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

Marshall Sues Nexstar Over Station Sales

Marshall Broadcasting Group, owned by Pluria Marshall Jr., has filed suit against Nexstar Broadcasting in the New York State Supreme Court. Marshall alleges that Nexstar sold it three TV stations only to gain FCC approval of other station sales then attempted to “hobble” those stations so it could ultimately re-acquire them at a bargain basement price. “The allegations made by MBG … are spurious and without merit,” said Nexstar in a statement.