Bright House Buys Tribune Stake in Net

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Cable operator Bright House Networks is taking full ownership of local news channel Central Florida News 13, buying out partner Orlando Sentinel Communications’ 50% stake for an undisclosed sum.

Orlando Sentinel Communications is a division of Tribune Broadcasting Co. Reporters and columnists from The Sentinel will continue to contribute to the local news net, which launched back in 1997.

Bright House also owns a local news net in Tampa. Plans call for the Orlando and Tampa news channels to collaborate more beginning next year.