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Re: Univision buys Hub 66 and other USAB stations...


Funny thing is WHUB had a chance to become what WSBK once was....I suppose
the market can support a second spanish outlet though like Channel 27 it
will be hard to view in the Hispanic areas if the households don't have

On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, Mark Shneyder wrote:

> Univision is paying $1.1 billion for 13 USAB stations and minority
> interest in 4 full power stations...Looks like one-time TV renegade
> Barry Diller has completely cashed out of the business(USA
> Network will shortly be absorbed by an intenational media conglom
> Vivendi after the sale from Seagram's
> closes. Biller is not expected to be in Vivendi's picture).
> As mentioned in this afternoon's conference call, 2 USAB stations
> in Atlanta and Philly will become full Univision affils while
> the other 11, including Hub 66, will be a part of a brand
> new network code-named "Univision Duo"....Univision and sister network
> Galavision, import about 50 hours of programming a week
> from Mexico's media conglom Televisa. The deal is not covering
> Univision Duo but that might change. This pretty much puts the end
> to any rumor that another major US network(Disney, NBC, CBS,etc)
> might acquire Univsion...
> http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001207/bs/univision_deal_5.html
> http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001207/bs/media_univision_dc_5.html
> -Mark
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