Nexstar gets WLWC for $4 Million

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  • #175834

    Bill Recto
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    #175837

    Channel99
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    Still no mention of what station they will be channel-sharing with.

    #175838

    Channel99
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    WLWC’s CW main channel could be added to WNAC or WPRI. Possibly also at least one of the WLWC diginets – Movies! or Decades.

    #175840

    Charles Everett
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    Original content in 16×9 trumps old/dated content in 4×3.

    For those who didn’t click on the OP’s link, WLWC is a “zombie station” that sold its OTA space in the FCC’s spectrum auction. Nexstar is acquiring the non-transmission assets of WLWC — no FCC approval required.

    #175851

    Joseph_Gallant
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    Charles Everett noted:

    For those who didn’t click on the OP’s link, WLWC is a “zombie station” that sold its OTA space in the FCC’s spectrum auction. Nexstar is acquiring the non-transmission assets of WLWC — no FCC approval required

    This likely will mean that the CW affiliation and syndicated programming now on WLWC-28 will end-up as a subchannel of WPRI-12 or WNAC-64.

    I don’t know if any current WLWC staff will be absorbed or not.

    #175861

    Channel99
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    They probably won’t need to keep much of the staff.

    WNAC has 2 channels in HD (720 & 720), one in SD. WPRI has 1 HD (1080) and 2 SD, so that may be the place for the CW. It they keep one of the diginets, that could go on WNAC.

    It probably won’t take too long before they shut down. And the good part – Michael Dell made yet another $4 million.

    #175900

    Mike Fitzpatrick
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    It will be WPRI, as NEXSTAR doesn’t own WNAC. They only LMA it.
    Legally this is a channel sharing agreement with Nexstar, not STC, so they can’t use WNAC for it.

     

    #176475

    Channel99
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    It seems our speculation of the station WLWC will share with is wrong. It will be WPXQ, the ION station, as of October 1st, when WLWC will pull the plug. And it will not be a CW affiliate:

    http://www.thecwprov.com/story/36254346/the-cw-providence-channel-information

    They don’t mention WPXQ there, however the channel sharing info can be found on http://www.rabbitears.info

    Since this ION station is accepting sharing, others probably will, too – such as WBPX, Boston.

    And WMFP, Boston, will be sharing with WWDP. No info found as to what they will be programming – SonLife, WBTS?

    #176478

    Channel99
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    Links to FCC site on the WLWC sharing:

    FCC site

    FCC site PDF doc

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