Sinclair Acquires WHAM Rochester for $54 MillionAdds another Newport TV station with grab of upstate NY market leader 12/03/2012 01:32:52 PM Eastern
Sinclair has acquired WHAM Rochester from Newport Television
for $54 million.
The Baltimore-based broadcaster also closed on some recent
transactions, including those of WTTA Tampa and KBTV Beaumont, along with
former Newport stations WKRC Cincinnati, WOIA San Antonio, WHP Harrisburg, WPMI
Mobile and KSAS Wichita.
The company also closed on agreements with Deerfield Media
Inc., selling the license assets of KMYS San Antonio, WSTR Cincinnati ,
WPMI-WJTC Mobile/Pensacola market and KBTV Beaumont. Sinclair will provide
sales and other non-programming services to each of these five stations
pursuant to shared services and joint sales agreements.
WHAM is an ABC affiliate in DMA No. 78, and a market leader.
Sinclair will provide sales and other non-programming services pursuant to a
shared service and joint sales agreement.
Sinclair agreed to acquire the six Newport stations in July
for $412.5 million.