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March 6, 2014
08:38 EDTSBGI, LIN, NXSTFCC proposal could force Sinclair to give up properties, Bloomberg says
U.S. television-station owners, including Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI), Lin Media (LIN) and Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NXST), could be forced to give up some properties under a proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, reported Bloomberg. Wheeler wants to prohibit some shared-service arrangements that have let companies avoid a ban on owning more than one TV station in a local market, said two officials briefed on the proposal that has not been made public, the report said. Reference Link
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October 23, 2014
07:11 EDTNXSTNexstar to acquire assets of KASW-TV for $68M from Meredith, SagamoreHill
Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NXST) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of KASW-TV, the CW affiliate serving the Phoenix, AZ market for $68M plus working capital from Meredith Corporation (MDP) and SagamoreHill of Phoenix, LLC. The proposed acquisition is expected to be accretive to Nexstarís operating results immediately upon closing and inclusive of all other previously announced transactions, will expand the Companyís coverage to 57 markets in 22 states, reaching approximately 19.7 million television households. Nexstar intends to finance the station acquisition through borrowings under its senior credit facilities. The transaction is subject to FCC approval and other customary approvals, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. In the first twelve months following the closing of the transaction, KASW-TV is expected to generate approximately $14M in adjusted broadcast cash flow and is expected to provide free cash flow accretion in the first year of ownership of approximately 30c per share.

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