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  1. Not even Pax TV got to own all its affiliates. The dream of the CW being all O&Os doesn't sound feasible to me. Again, I point to UPN. After Viacom bought Paramount, they dumped all their NBC and CBS affiliates to make room for more UPN affiliates. If you want to own a network you had better go all-in on it.
  2. The entire McGraw-Hill group sold for $212 million in 2011. I don't understand how prices are determined.
  3. Given how Sinclair's stock is structured that would be difficult at best...
  4. I don't think they were ever on the market per se, but their inclusion in the Inyo deal was conditioned on the WPIX deal closing before the Ion deal. I don't know if another sale to Inyo would pass muster right now. The FCC of 2020 was much more permissive than the FCC is now.
  5. WPIX is a V. They own a ton of Ion stations that take up a lot of cap space for them. Though they might not have to unload too many stations given that all WPIX would do would double WPXN's cap hit.
  6. WAAY was a Raycom/Calkins overlap. Nexstar had to sell WFFT and WTHI as overlaps from the Media General buyout. I'm not sure why they dumped KQTV and forewent KIMT and WLFI but I guess every little bit of cap room helped.
  7. I didn't say there was a problem. I suggested that was what they should do.
  8. Can't Nexstar just buy WPIX and unload whatever stations they need to unload in order to make room for it? Because selling WPIX off to somebody else just smacks of Fox buying WWOR and KCOP in the Chris-Craft deal and thus having their hand on UPN's throat.
  9. Or they could shop them around instead of automatically putting them into the black box that is streaming?
  10. My first thought was Mobile-Pensacola... Is that part of New Orleans' TV territory?
  11. Aren't a lot of Gray stations in markets where Scripps and Inyo plan to claw back the Scripps Networks when the current deals are up?
  12. What good is it doing sitting in a warehouse when it could be out there in the culture for people to partake in? We talk an awful lot about money, money, money, but not so much about the social or cultural value of things.
  13. Balking when it's time to renew. Also, Atlanta is a huge market. A top ten market. CMV fare can air elsewhere, but if it can't get a clearance in the market otherwise, that's what WUPA's for. It might look like a useless hunk of junk on the outside, but there's probably plenty of reasons we don't see for them to keep it. And if they gave it up, there would be no easy way back into Atlanta for them.
  14. I'm sure they'd be all too happy to give up a guaranteed outlet for CBS Media Ventures fare, and a threat they can use against Meredith/Gray when they balk at CBS's terms for WGCL/WANF.
  15. Didn't they actually remake some Sony-owned shows? Like Charlie's Angels?
  16. Is it that, or is it that the networks people watch didn't want LIV Golf?
  17. I mean, the creation of the WB and UPN was in large part driven by independents' fear of being outcompeted not only by network affiliates and the nascent Fox, but by cable networks... And considering how much bigger cable was in 2006 than it was in 1993, when those two networks officially threw down the gauntlet...
  18. Somebody would probably want the spectrum... Also you've gotta love big corporations and their aversion to paying taxes. They'd rather be in a cash crunch than pay taxes!
  19. Doesn't Paramount need money bad? Wouldn't selling off KSTW or WTOG for cash help with that?
  20. They hold some minority interest in Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.
  21. They own WKSY-LD in Rome, which is part of the Chattanooga market.
  22. I say this as someone with no ties to DFW, but my heart doesn't exactly flutter over the prospect of KXAS's star 5 being canned.
  23. The political ad dollars Florida brings in? Their already strong presence in the state?
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