Breaking news on this Monday morning…
Gray Television is acquiring WFSB and Meredith’s full local media group of 17 television stations in 12 markets.
The news comes just a few months after WFSB, and other Meredith stations, began making moves to cut expenses that included terminating the contracts of some higher salaried talent.
The deal is worth $2.7 billion dollars. When finalized, the purchase will make Gray the second largest television group in the country.
The stations included in today’s deal are:
WGCL (CBS) / WPCH (Independent), Atlanta, Georgia (DMA 7)
KPHO (CBS) / KTVK (Independent), Phoenix, Arizona (DMA 11)
KPTV (FOX) / KPDX (MyNetwork), Portland, Oregon (DMA 21)
KMOV (CBS), St. Louis, Missouri (DMA 23)
WSMV (NBC), Nashville, Tennessee (DMA 29)
WFSB (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut (DMA 32)
KCTV (CBS) / KSMO (MyNetwork), Kansas City, Missouri, (DMA 34)
WHNS (FOX), Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (DMA 35)
KVVU (FOX), Las Vegas, Nevada (DMA 40)
WALA (FOX), Mobile, Alabama (DMA 57)
WNEM (CBS), Flint-Saginaw, Michigan (DMA 73)
WGGB (ABC & FOX) / WSHM-LD (CBS), Springfield, Massachusetts (DMA 116)