Like Six Nebraska Stations

closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased Six Nebraska Stations from Pappas Telecasting Companies

synopsis: Sinclair, one of the largest television broadcasting companies, acquired six stations from Pappas Telecasting, a company that owns and operates commercial television and radio broadcast stations. The acquisition includes the Nebraska stations KFXL Lincoln, KHGI Kearney, KHGI-LD O’Neill, KWNB-LD Hayes Center, KWNB-LD McCook and KHGI-CD North Platte.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets. "
seller: Pappas Telecasting Companies
Pappas Telecasting Companies, Inc. owns and operates commercial television and radio broadcast stations. The acquisition includes the Nebraska stations KFXL Lincoln, KHGI Kearney, KHGI-LD O’Neill, KWNB-LD Hayes Center, KWNB-LD McCook and KHGI-CD North Platte.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$0.00)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$545.36)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Regional News Network, will purchase 7 Full Power and One Class A Station from NRJ TV LLC

synopsis: RNN National Media (RNN) is to purchase 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in the Philadelphia DMA, KFWD-TV in the Dallas-Ft. Worth DMA, KUBE-TV in the Houston DMA, KCNS-TV in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
buyer: Regional News Network
RNN is a privately-owned portfolio of independent broadcast assets and production/distribution capabilities located in Rye Brook, NY. Their independent network currently reaches more than 14 million households and 43 million people throughout New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston. "
seller: NRJ TV LLC
The acquisition includes 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in Philadelphia, KFWD-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KUBE-TV in Houston, KCNS-TV in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
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announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase Nine Television Stations from Waypoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Standard Media Group, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, has announced its agreement to acquire nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media and Vision Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Waypoint Media, LLC
The transaction includes the following stations from Waypoint Media: FOX & NBC affiliate WGBC-TV; FOX affiliate WHPM-LD; NBC affiliate WNBJ-LD; FOX and CBS affiliate KJNB-LD and KJNE-LD; FOX and NBC WPBI-LD, along with ABC affiliate WPBY-LD; as well as FOX affiliate WYDC-TV and MyNet affiliate WJKP.
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$59
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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$45
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
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$350
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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,175 [$1,738]
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$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
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8.6x
announced 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, will purchase 11 Television Stations from Heartland Media LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
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$290
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announced 8/5/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
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$2,787
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$281
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5.0x
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Lebashe Investment Group, purchased Media Assets from Tiso Blackstar Group

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
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$73
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
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$535
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announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase WLNE-TV and KLKN-TV from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Standard Media, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, will acquire WLNE-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV), the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105), from Citadel Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Citadel Communications Ltd.
WLNE-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV) is the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105). Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company based in New York.
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$83
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired Bayou City Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, has acquired Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB), a company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. BCB's stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Founded in 2007, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB) is a Texas based company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. Their stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
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$237
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announced 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc, will purchase WISH and WNDY from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, announced that it was selling WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, to Circle City Broadcasting, a newly formed minority-led broadcaster owned by DuJuan McCoy.
buyer: Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc
Circle City Broadcasting I is a newly-formed minority-led broadcaster. Owned by DuJuan McCoy, the broadcaster is set to focus on the Indianapolis area. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. They own two stations in Indianapolis, WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate.
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$43
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announced 4/4/2019 via Company Press Release

News-Press & Gazette Company, will acquire KQTV

synopsis: News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), a family owned and operated media company, will acquire KQTV (KQ2) from Heartland Media, LLC, a broadcast media company. KQ2 is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area.
buyer: News-Press & Gazette Company
News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is a family owned and operated media company based in St. Joseph, MO. NPG owns and operates 13 daily and weekly newspapers in Missouri and Kansas. NPG also operates 15 radio and television stations in 6 states. "
target parent: Heartland Media LLC
target: KQTV
KQTV (KQ2) is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area. KQ2 has a broadcast radius of 100 miles and reaches more than 100,000 households in 32 counties.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased 11 Local Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
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$740
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announced 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase Eight Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc., one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. The acquisition includes WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They are acquiring WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
price ($mm)
$580
rev ($mm)
$263
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
2.2x
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10.4x
closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased Six Nebraska Stations from Pappas Telecasting Companies

synopsis: Sinclair, one of the largest television broadcasting companies, acquired six stations from Pappas Telecasting, a company that owns and operates commercial television and radio broadcast stations. The acquisition includes the Nebraska stations KFXL Lincoln, KHGI Kearney, KHGI-LD O’Neill, KWNB-LD Hayes Center, KWNB-LD McCook and KHGI-CD North Platte.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets. "
seller: Pappas Telecasting Companies
Pappas Telecasting Companies, Inc. owns and operates commercial television and radio broadcast stations. The acquisition includes the Nebraska stations KFXL Lincoln, KHGI Kearney, KHGI-LD O’Neill, KWNB-LD Hayes Center, KWNB-LD McCook and KHGI-CD North Platte.
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announced 5/3/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will purchase 21 Regional Sports Channels from Fox Sports Networks

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, is to acquire 21 former Fox sports channels from Disney. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Sports Networks
The acquisition includes 21 Fox sports channels. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9,600 [$10,600]
rev ($mm)
$3,800
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2.8x
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announced 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

21st Century Fox, will purchase seven television stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group

synopsis: 21st Century Fox announced a definitive agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group to acquire seven television stations. The transaction will grow Fox Television Stations' coverage to nearly half of all U.S. households. The seven televisions included are KCPQ, WSFL, KDVR, WJW, KTXL, KSWB and KSTU.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,389.00)
21st Century Fox is a global portfolio of film and television studios, cable and broadcasting networks, content providers, and media properties. They reach and engage nearly 1.8 billion people every day, in more than 50 local languages. "
seller: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
The seven television stations included are KCPQ, WSFL, KDVR, WJW, KTXL, KSWB, and KSTU located across the United States. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country.
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$910
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announced 4/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire KPLR 11

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, will acquire KPLR 11 from Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified television broadcasting company in the US. KPLR 11 is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to the St. Louis, Missouri area. The station programs a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners. "
target parent: Sinclair Broadcast Group
target: KPLR 11
KPLR 11 is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to the St. Louis, Missouri area. The station programs a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment. KPLR 11 provides over 11 hours of high definition CW programming every week.
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$65
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announced 4/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Howard Stirk Holdings LLC, will purchase 3 TV Stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 3 television stations to Howard Stirk Holdings. The 3 television stations include KUNS in Seattle, WA, KMYU in Salt Lake City, UT, and KAUT-TV in Oklahoma City, OK.
buyer: Howard Stirk Holdings LLC
Howard Stirk Holdings is a broadcast television company. Their primary business is to engage consumers on multiple platforms with relevant and compelling news, entertainment and sports content, and to provide advertisers and businesses efficient means and value to connect with mass audiences. "
seller: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
The 3 TV stations include KUNS in Seattle, WA, KMYU in Salt Lake City, UT, and KAUT-TV in Oklahoma City, OK. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country.
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cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 9/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Bonten Media Group

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Bonten Media Group Holdings, Inc. Bonten owns 14 television stations in 8 markets which reach approximately 1% of the U.S. Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target parent: Diamond Castle Holdings, LLC
target: Bonten Media Group
Bonten Media Group is an operator of leading local television stations across the United States. Itsr stations are affiliated with America’s major networks, including ABC, NBC, FOX, CW and MeTV. At Bonten, they are building A Culture of Excellence.
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$240
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announced 4/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will acquire Silver Chalice

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Silver Chalice and 120 Sports announced plans to combine forces as equity partners on a new multi-platform sports network, featuring a linear broadcast and comprehensive digital offerings. Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Silver Chalice
Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry. Its networks deliver unique digital video experiences, with content available across a variety of platforms including web, mobile, connected TVs and streaming media devices.
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closed 3/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Tennis Media Company

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired the Tennis Media Company, owner of Tennis magazine and Tennis.com. The acquisition will create a media platform that combines Tennis.com, the world's most visited online tennis platform, and Tennis magazine, the sport's most circulated print publication, with Sinclair's Tennis Channel.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tennis Media Company
The Tennis Media Company – including Tennis Magazine, Tennis.com and Baseline – is the premier provider of tennis content. They deliver an unparalleled audience of achievers and influencers to a passionate market of 30 million tennis enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 3/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Tennis Channel

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, announced that it closed on its previously announced acquisition of the stock of Tennis Channel, a hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment and travel programming.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 171 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 467 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tennis Channel
Tennis Channel is a hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment and travel programming, home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television.
price ($mm)
$350
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased Six Nebraska Stations from Pappas Telecasting Companies

synopsis: Sinclair, one of the largest television broadcasting companies, acquired six stations from Pappas Telecasting, a company that owns and operates commercial television and radio broadcast stations. The acquisition includes the Nebraska stations KFXL Lincoln, KHGI Kearney, KHGI-LD O’Neill, KWNB-LD Hayes Center, KWNB-LD McCook and KHGI-CD North Platte.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets. "
seller: Pappas Telecasting Companies
Pappas Telecasting Companies, Inc. owns and operates commercial television and radio broadcast stations. The acquisition includes the Nebraska stations KFXL Lincoln, KHGI Kearney, KHGI-LD O’Neill, KWNB-LD Hayes Center, KWNB-LD McCook and KHGI-CD North Platte.
price ($mm)
$31
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announced 10/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will purchase KUQI, KXPX-LP and KTOV-LP from Corpus 18, LLC

synopsis: Corpus 18, LLC, a partnership formed by the noteholders of debt of GH Broadcasting and High Maintenance Broadcasting, has agreed to sell KUQI, KXPX-LP, and KTOV-LP to Sinclair Broadcast Group. All three television stations are located in Corpus Christi, Texas.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets. "
seller: Corpus 18, LLC
Corpus 18, LLC is a partnership formed by the noteholders of debt of GH Broadcasting and High Maintenance Broadcasting. The acquisition includes KUQI, KXPX-LP, and KTOV-LP. All three television stations are located in Corpus Christi, Texas.
price ($mm)
$9.25
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announced 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire WLUC-TV

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of WSBT (CBS) in South Bend-Elkhart, Indiana (DMA(1) 96) owned by Schurz Communications, Inc., and to sell the broadcast assets of WLUC (NBC and FOX) in Marquette, Michigan (DMA 180) to Gray Television, Inc.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams. "
target parent: Sinclair Broadcast Group
target: WLUC-TV
WLUC-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for Michigan's Central Upper Peninsula licensed to Marquette.
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closed 8/31/2015 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Circa 1605, Inc.

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, acquired the assets of Circa 1605, a company that develops a mobile application for reading news, in August of 2015.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 172 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 432 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Circa 1605, Inc.
Circa 1605, Inc. develops a mobile application for reading news. Circa is a media organization that enables readers to more easily consume, engage with, and follow the day’s news by delivering comprehensive yet to-the-point coverage in a format tailored specifically for mobile lifestyles.
price ($mm)
$0.80
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announced 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will acquire KSNV-TV

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire KSNV, the NBC–affiliated television station located in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
target: KSNV-TV
KSNV-DT, virtual channel 3 and VHF digital channel 2, is the NBC–affiliated television station located in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
price ($mm)
$120
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closed 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired WGXA

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has closed on the purchase of the assets of WGXA from Frontier Broadcast Holdings, LLC. WGXA, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 16), is a Fox and ABC affiliated television station.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
target parent: Frontier Broadcast Holdings, LLC
target: WGXA
WGXA, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 16), is a Fox and ABC affiliated television station in Macon, Georgia.
price ($mm)
$120
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announced 8/20/2014 via PR Newswire

Media General, Inc., will purchase WTTA, KXRM and KXTU from Sinclair Broadcast Group

synopsis: Sinclair announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Media General the broadcast assets of three stations in two markets, WTTA, KXRM and KXTU. WTTA is based out of Tampa, FL. KXRM and KXTU are based out of Colorado Springs, CO.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across broadcast television, digital media and mobile platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets. The company's broadcast operations include 31 network-affiliated television stations. "
seller: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
WTTA is a local TV broadcasting station based out of Tampa, FL. KXRM and KXTU are stations based out of Colorado Springs, CO.
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closed 12/19/2014 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased 4 TV Stations from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it closed on its previously announced acquisitions and divestitures of certain assets with Media General, Inc. WJAR is a television station based out of Providence, RI. WLUK and WCWF are both based out of Green Bay, WI and WTGS is based out of Savannah, GA.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
seller: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
WJAR, an NBC affiliate, is a television station based out of Providence, RI. WLUK, a Fox affiliate, and WCWF, a CW affiliate, are both based out of Green Bay, WI. WTGS is a Fox affiliate based out of Savannah, GA.
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closed 9/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Media General, Inc., acquired WHTM-TV

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, announced that it has sold the assets of WHTM-TV (ABC) in Harrisburg, PA to Media General. WHTM-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station serving Lancaster, York, and its city of license Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across broadcast television, digital media and mobile platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets. The company's broadcast operations include 31 network-affiliated television stations. "
target parent: Sinclair Broadcast Group
target: WHTM-TV
WHTM-TV, virtual channel 27 (VHF digital channel 10), is an ABC-affiliated television station serving Lancaster, York, Lebanon and its city of license Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.
price ($mm)
$83
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closed 11/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased KRNV (NBC 7) from Intermountain West Communications Company

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it closed on the acquisition of the non-license assets of KRNV (NBC 7) in Reno, Nevada from Intermountain West for $26.0 million and entered into an agreement to operate or provide sales services to the station.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
seller: Intermountain West Communications Company
KRNV (NBC 7) in Reno, Nevada is a channel of The Intermountain West Communications Company. They own and operate television stations in 11 media markets located in the western United States.
price ($mm)
$26
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announced 9/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will purchase 8 Television Stations from New Age Media

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. , one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of 8 television stations owned by New Age Media, or to which New Age provides services.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
seller: New Age Media
The 8 stations are located in 3 markets (Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, PA; Tallahassee, FL; and Gainesville, FL) and reach 0.8% of the U.S. TV households. The broadcast assets of 8 television stations are owned by New Age Media, or to which New Age provides services.
price ($mm)
$90
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased Six Nebraska Stations from Pappas Telecasting Companies

synopsis: Sinclair, one of the largest television broadcasting companies, acquired six stations from Pappas Telecasting, a company that owns and operates commercial television and radio broadcast stations. The acquisition includes the Nebraska stations KFXL Lincoln, KHGI Kearney, KHGI-LD O’Neill, KWNB-LD Hayes Center, KWNB-LD McCook and KHGI-CD North Platte.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets. "
seller: Pappas Telecasting Companies
Pappas Telecasting Companies, Inc. owns and operates commercial television and radio broadcast stations. The acquisition includes the Nebraska stations KFXL Lincoln, KHGI Kearney, KHGI-LD O’Neill, KWNB-LD Hayes Center, KWNB-LD McCook and KHGI-CD North Platte.
price ($mm)
$31
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$0.00)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$545.36)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Regional News Network, will purchase 7 Full Power and One Class A Station from NRJ TV LLC

synopsis: RNN National Media (RNN) is to purchase 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in the Philadelphia DMA, KFWD-TV in the Dallas-Ft. Worth DMA, KUBE-TV in the Houston DMA, KCNS-TV in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
buyer: Regional News Network
RNN is a privately-owned portfolio of independent broadcast assets and production/distribution capabilities located in Rye Brook, NY. Their independent network currently reaches more than 14 million households and 43 million people throughout New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston. "
seller: NRJ TV LLC
The acquisition includes 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in Philadelphia, KFWD-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KUBE-TV in Houston, KCNS-TV in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
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announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase Nine Television Stations from Waypoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Standard Media Group, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, has announced its agreement to acquire nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media and Vision Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Waypoint Media, LLC
The transaction includes the following stations from Waypoint Media: FOX & NBC affiliate WGBC-TV; FOX affiliate WHPM-LD; NBC affiliate WNBJ-LD; FOX and CBS affiliate KJNB-LD and KJNE-LD; FOX and NBC WPBI-LD, along with ABC affiliate WPBY-LD; as well as FOX affiliate WYDC-TV and MyNet affiliate WJKP.
price ($mm)
$59
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,175 [$1,738]
rev ($mm)
$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, will purchase 11 Television Stations from Heartland Media LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
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announced 8/5/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
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0.5x
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5.0x
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Lebashe Investment Group, purchased Media Assets from Tiso Blackstar Group

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$73
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
price ($mm)
$535
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announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase WLNE-TV and KLKN-TV from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Standard Media, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, will acquire WLNE-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV), the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105), from Citadel Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Citadel Communications Ltd.
WLNE-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV) is the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105). Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company based in New York.
price ($mm)
$83
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired Bayou City Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, has acquired Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB), a company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. BCB's stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Founded in 2007, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB) is a Texas based company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. Their stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
price ($mm)
$165
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
price ($mm)
$237
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announced 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc, will purchase WISH and WNDY from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, announced that it was selling WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, to Circle City Broadcasting, a newly formed minority-led broadcaster owned by DuJuan McCoy.
buyer: Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc
Circle City Broadcasting I is a newly-formed minority-led broadcaster. Owned by DuJuan McCoy, the broadcaster is set to focus on the Indianapolis area. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. They own two stations in Indianapolis, WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate.
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$43
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announced 4/4/2019 via Company Press Release

News-Press & Gazette Company, will acquire KQTV

synopsis: News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), a family owned and operated media company, will acquire KQTV (KQ2) from Heartland Media, LLC, a broadcast media company. KQ2 is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area.
buyer: News-Press & Gazette Company
News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is a family owned and operated media company based in St. Joseph, MO. NPG owns and operates 13 daily and weekly newspapers in Missouri and Kansas. NPG also operates 15 radio and television stations in 6 states. "
target parent: Heartland Media LLC
target: KQTV
KQTV (KQ2) is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area. KQ2 has a broadcast radius of 100 miles and reaches more than 100,000 households in 32 counties.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased 11 Local Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
price ($mm)
$740
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase Eight Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc., one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. The acquisition includes WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They are acquiring WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
price ($mm)
$580
rev ($mm)
$263
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x

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