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Nexstar to Acquire Tribune Media to Become the Largest Local Network Operator

Nexstar Media Group has agreed to buy Tribune Media for $4.1B. This comes just months after they called off their proposed $3.9B sale to Sinclair.

The deal would add Tribune media’s 42 local stations to Nexstar’s 174 stations. Nexstar currently has a reach of 39% of U.S. television households.

As part of the deal, Nexstar would get ownership in WGN America, as well as Tribune’s stake in the Food Network.

Nexstar has been aggressive to coming to vMVPDs. Many of their local ABC, FOX, CBS, and select NBC affiliates stream across services.

To date, Tribune has streamed their FOX affiliates on fuboTV, DIRECTV NOW, YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, and PlayStation Vue. Only Hulu and YouTube TV offer their CBS affiliates. Few of Tribune’s other owned stations have been made available on streaming services.

Full List of Tribune Owned or Operated Stations

ABC

WGNO 26 - New Orleans
WNEP 16 - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA
WQAD 8 - Moline/Rock Island, IL/Davenport, IA

NBC

KFOR 4 - Oklahoma City
WHO 13 - Des Moines

CBS

KFSM 5 - Fort Smith/Fayetteville, AR
WHNT 19 - Huntsville/Decatur/Florence, AL
WREG 3 - Memphis, TN
WTKR 3 - Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA
WTVR 6 - Richmond/Petersburg, VA
WTTV 4 - Bloomington/Indianapolis

CW

KDAF 33 - Dallas
KIAH 39 - Houston
KPLR-TV 11 - St. Louis
KRCW 32 - Portland, OR
KTLA 5 - Los Angeles, CA/San Diego County, CA
KWGN 2 - Denver
WCCT 20 - Waterbury/Hartford/New Haven
WDCW 50 - Washington
WGNT 27 - Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA
WNOL 38 - New Orleans
WPIX 11 - New York
WSFL 39 - Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

FOX

KCPQ 13 - Tacoma/Seattle
KDVR 31 - Denver
KSTU 13 - Salt Lake City
KSWB 69 - San Diego
KTVI 2 - St. Louis
KTXL 40 - Sacramento
WDAF 4 - Kansas City, MO
WGHP 8 - High Point/Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC
WITI 6 - Milwaukee
WJW 8 - Cleveland
WPMT 43 - York/Harrisburg, PA
WTIC 61 - Hartford/New Haven
WXIN 59 - Indianapolis
WXMI 17 - Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI

MyNetworkTV

KXNW 34 - Eureka Springs/Fort Smith/Fayetteville, AR
KZJO 22 - Seattle/Tacoma
WPHL 17 - Philadelphia

Independent

KAUT 43 - Oklahoma City
WGN 9 - Chicago