It will soon be COX 25

Mike Ward
Wed Jun 25 10:09:44 EDT 2014

I think I read somewhere that WFXT will certainly remain a Fox affiliate,
as if there was any question.

The same thing happened here, when Fox sold off the Local TV stations (now
Tribune). WJW "Fox 8" and its Local TV Fox affiliate sisters signed a
long-term deal (reportedly 10 years) to stay with Fox. That was many years
ago, and "Fox 8" hasn't changed networks since.

Unless there was some other linked deal to move the affiliation, which
would be somewhat unlikely in Boston as already pointed out here, I can't
see Fox selling off WFXT without a long-term affiliation deal.

On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 10:55 PM, Ken VanTassell <> wrote:

> According to the article "After the deal closes, the Memphis and Boston
> stations will remain FOX affiliates."
> -Ken
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 9:50 PM, Scott Fybush <> wrote:
> > On 6/24/2014 9:41 PM, Maureen Carney wrote:
> >
> >> I see it as the opposite - there's now one more established channel NBC
> >> could shop the affiliation to if they want to be rid of WHDH. Not saying
> >> it will happen, but 25 is a more acceptable choice than trying to
> >> retrain the public to watch a station they currently don't think about
> >> (WTMU for example).
> >>
> >
> > It's possible, I suppose - and Cox does have established relations with
> > NBC, too, most notably at WPXI in Pittsburgh. But I'd be a little
> > surprised, once we see the full terms of this deal, if it doesn't include
> > an extended contract to keep WFXT with Fox.
> >
> >

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