Ansin Not Giving Up, Appeals WHDH Decision

After having his suit against NBC over loss of NBC affiliation dismissed last month by a federal appeals court judge, WHDH Boston owner Ed Ansin on Wednesday announced: “We filed a notice of appeal with the federal court. We believe the judge got it all wrong, so we are reviewing our options for an appeal.”

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John Bagwell says:

June 15, 2016 at 6:16 pm

I feel for him, but he doesn’t have a chance.

John Avellino says:

June 15, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Gotta Take a Stand. I commend the Man. Ansin is not a Young cat and he’s got One More Good Fight Left in him. I’ll be rooting for him and looks like Preston Padden is too.

John Avellino says:

June 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Hopefully he will give a little backbone to others that start getting muscled out of the biz.

alicia farmer says:

June 15, 2016 at 6:33 pm

It’s over dude. Just expand your tabloid news to 12 hours a day.

Keith ONeal says:

June 16, 2016 at 12:07 am

Problem 1: Even though NBC could put their programming on the NBC owned Telemundo station, that station only reaches roughly half of the Boston Market. Problem 2: NBC programming cannot go to cable/satellite; the FCC will not allow it. Problem 3: NBC offered Ansin/Sunbeam Television $300 Million for WHDH, Ansin wants $500 Million. Possible Solution 1: Have NBC Offer $400 Million and see if Ansin takes it. Possible Solution 2: NBC buys WFXT from Cox Media, the FOX affiliation moves to WHDH, and everyone’s happy.

    Andrea Rader says:

    June 16, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    FlashFlood, the Boston Herald raised the possibility of NBC buying WFXT and the FOX affiliation moving to WFXT. But does COX want out of Boston? They seem to be investing a lot of money in the news product for a group owner with one foot out the door.

    Wagner Pereira says:

    June 16, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    @Newsbot – NBC has no reason to buy WFXT. They own a frequency that is fine for their purpose now.

    Keith ONeal says:

    June 16, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    @Insider ~ Yeah, but the frequency they own can’t reach HALF of Boston! Sheesh!

    Wagner Pereira says:

    June 19, 2016 at 2:31 am

    So what? Many Network affiliates are challenged OTA.

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