New York, NY – October 08, 2014 – FOX Television Stations, Inc. (FTS) today announced it has acquired San Francisco-Bay Area stations KTVU-TV FOX 2 and KICU-TV 36 following the close of its previously announced swap agreement with Cox Media Group (CMG). With the addition of the San Francisco-Bay area stations, FTS now includes duopolies in seven of the top 10 U.S. markets. FTS also now owns stations in 12 markets with National Football Conference (NFC) teams, allowing it to further leverage the Company’s NFC broadcast package.
In exchange for the newly-acquired stations, FTS transferred to CMG two owned-and-operated stations, WHBQ-TV FOX 13 and WFXT-TV FOX 25, located in the Memphis and Boston markets, respectively. Both stations will remain FOX affiliates.
About Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.
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