Herald: Ch 7 may buy Ch 56
Fri Aug 18 08:25:02 EDT 2006
<<Seems Ansin is trying to do an end run around NBC because he fears that
the network honchos will buy WB56 themselves and move their programming
there when NBC's deal with Channel 7 expires.">>
Soooo . . . a question from a Massachusetts expatriate: Does that imply that
NBC is unhappy with Channel 7?
I know that since the advent of cable the VHF/UHF distinction isn't as sharp
as it used to be, but in Boston, 4, 5 and 7 --- the old Big Three network
affiliates --- are the traditional "big contenders" when it comes to local
news. Why on earth would NBC want to buy Channel 56?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Nelson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 3:13 AM
Subject: Herald: Ch 7 may buy Ch 56
> "...word in TV land is that Channel 7 owner Ed Ansin is making a play
> to buy Channel 56 from the Tribune Co. Leading us to ask why, oh why,
> does Ed - whose main holdings are in Florida - want to add to his
> stable of Boston stations?
> There's a rather fascinating answer, according to our spies.
> Seems Ansin is trying to do an end run around NBC because he fears
> that the network honchos will buy WB56 themselves and move their
> programming there when NBC's deal with Channel 7 expires."
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