Journal Communications to Acquire Landmark's WTVF NewsChannel 5
Buys CBS affiliate for $215 million
By Lindsay Rubino -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/4/2012 8:31:34 AM
NewsChannel 5 Network, a CBS affiliate, comprises NewsChannel 5 (WTVF), NewsChannel 5+, a This TV affiliate (D3) and NewsChannel5.com. WTVF is a big leader in DMA No. 29.
Landmark had a deal in place to sell WTVF to Bonten Media Group four years ago, but that deal fell apart amidst the recession.
"We are especially pleased to reach an agreement to purchase NewsChannel 5 in Nashville," said Steven J. Smith, chairman and CEO, Journal Communications. "This station will be a cornerstone asset within Journal Communications. WTVF TV is an exceptional local news station with an extraordinary staff that demonstrates its commitment to Nashville every single day. We are delighted to welcome NewsChannel 5's outstanding team to Journal."
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