Fox Reups with UPN


"Yay" was the word of the day at UPN now that Fox has reupped its nine
Fox-owned UPN affiliates, all in the top 25 markets and representing a whopping
24% of the United States.

The multiyear deal covers WWOR-TV New York; KCOP-TV Los Angeles; WPWR-TV
Chicago; WDCA-TV Washington, D.C.; KTXH-TV Houston; WFTC-TV Minneapolis; KUTP-TV
Phoenix; WRBW-TV Orlando-Daytona Beach, Fla.; and WUTB-TV Baltimore.

Fox has duopolies in eight of those markets. It inherited five of the nine
UPN affiliations when it bought Chris-Craft Industries Inc./BHC in 2000.

"This new agreeement extending our UPN affiliations is a perfect fit with our
business and operations plans," Fox TV Stations chairman and chief
executive Mitch Stern said.