(CORRECTION) Imagicomm That! COX/Apollo Stations Spun Off

COX/Apollo has sold off some of their tv stations while preparing for the purchase of some Tegna tv stations in Texas (CORRECTION). In Washington, FOX affiliates KAYU/Spokane and KCYU-LD/KFFX Yakima are now part of Imagicomm Communications, which is the spin-off of cable network INSP. KPVI, the NBC station in Idaho Falls, ID., and KMVU/FOX – KFBI/MyNetworkTV in Medford, OR., also go to Imagicomm, a company that has never owned broadcast television stations before. This deal to Imagicomm also includes a dozen other stations across the nation.

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. - Jason Remington Airchecks

4 thoughts on “(CORRECTION) Imagicomm That! COX/Apollo Stations Spun Off

  1. I guess I need a clarification on something. Cox/Apollo owns KIRO 7, correct? And Tegna owns KING 5 — and also KONG — correct? But if Cox/Apollo is buying Tegna, wouldn’t the FCC require that it divest itself of either 5 or 7? I can’t imagine the FCC being OK with a KING-KIRO duopoly…?

    1. Standard General is buying Tegna and will own KING. Cox will own the big Texas stations in Texas. No duopoly issue.

    2. Standard General is buying Tegna and then spinning off the big Tegna stations in Texas, but not KING or KGW in Portland or KREM in Spokane. They will belong to Standard, thus no duopoly issue with K5.

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