Herald: Ch 7 may buy Ch 56

A. Joseph Ross Joe@attorneyross.com
Fri Aug 18 15:04:11 EDT 2006

On 18 Aug 2006 Peter Q. George wrote:

> The "VHF/UHF issue" is basically moot now as all
> stations (both VHF and UHF) are on cable and
> satellite.  So it really does not matter so much
> whether a station is on VHF or UHF, as long as it gets
> good cable/satellite coverage.  Mr. Ansin probably has
> a valid worry.  However, NBC might have to divest one
> of their properties (WNEU/WTMU or the WBPX trio) in
> order to stay within the ownership rules.  I believe
> "i" is owned by NBC.  Who knows.

Why would NBC have to buy a station to move its affiliation?  All NBC 
would need to do would be to make the station an attractive offer.  I 
would think one of the UHF stations would jump at the chance to get 
one of the "big three" networks, and Channel 56 has some local news 
of its own.  Trouble is, they'd have to give up being THE Ten O'Clock 

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