CBS Buys Second TV Station In New York Market
December 12, 2011 at 11:55 AM (PT)
CBS hasn't been buying radio stations lately, but it's still active in acquisitions on the TV side, doubling up in the NEW YORK market with the purchase of LONG ISLAND-based independent WLNY-TV/RIVERHEAD, NY from WLNY HOLDINGS, INC. for an undisclosed price.
CBS owns WCBS-TV and a cluster of radio stations in NEW YORK; WLNY's primary signal covers mostly SUFFOLK COUNTY but a combination of TV translators/LPTVs and cable carriage bring the station to most of the market. The company has TV duopolies in LOS ANGELES (KCBS-TV and independent KCAL-TV), PHILADELPHIA (KYW-TV and CW affiliate WPSG-TV (PHILLY 57 THE CW), DALLAS (KTVT and independent KTXA-TV (TXA 21)), SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX-TV and CW affiliate KBCW-TV (THE CW 44/CABLE 12)), BOSTON (WBZ-TV and MY NETWORK TV affiliate WSBK-TV), DETROIT (WWJ-TV and CW affiliate WKBD-TV (CW 50)), MIAMI (WFOR-TV and MY NETWORK TV affiliate WBFS-TV (MY 33)), SACRAMENTO (KOVR-TV and CW affiliate KMAX-TV (CW 31)), and PITTSBURGH (KDKA-TV and CW affiliate WPCW-TV (PITTSBURGH'S CW)). The company also owns radio stations in each market except MIAMI.