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Thread: Hearst buys WPXT/Portland, ME

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    Hearst buys WPXT/Portland, ME

    An inevitable pairing since Hearst's WMTW has shared space with the CW, MyNet and MeTV affiliate since 2014.
    https://www.hearst.com/newsroom/hear...nd-tv-presence
    Last edited by newsbot2; 07-30-2018 at 08:43 PM.

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    The sale price was $3,350,000.

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    http://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-n...land-purchase/

    Here is an update on the WPXT Purchase.

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    And the other shoe drops - WMTW to produce half-hour 10PM newscast on WPXT
    https://www.wmtw.com/article/wmtw-tv...es-cw/23365464

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    Quote Originally Posted by newsbot2 View Post
    And the other shoe drops - WMTW to produce half-hour 10PM newscast on WPXT
    https://www.wmtw.com/article/wmtw-tv...es-cw/23365464
    It doesn't say if its a half-hour or an hour-long. Look at WXII's news on WCWG, KCRA's news on KQCA, WESH's news on WKCF and KMBC's news on KCWE, at least on weeknights, all of them are an hour.
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    Question

    So the Portland/Poland Spring market now has two duopolies: WMTW-TV (ABC) channel 8 with WPXT-TV (CW) channel 51 and WGME-TV (CBS) with WPFO-TV (FOX) channel 23. Kind of makes market leader WCSH-TV (NBC) channel 6 of Portland the odd station out! Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't WPXT-TV a duopoly with channel 35 of Lewiston before? (When it was MY affiliate WPME-TV.)

    Also, when did WNNE-TV channel 31 of White River Junction, VT become a CW affiliate? I knew it as a satellite of WPTZ-TV (NBC) channel 5 of Plattsburgh, NY. It filled the hole for NBC where channel 5 couldn't reach in the Connecticut River Valley.
    Last edited by KML-224; 09-23-2018 at 12:05 AM.

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    Rescan alert: WMTW is moving MeTV to 8.2 and H&I to 51.2 next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newsbot2 View Post
    Rescan alert: WMTW is moving MeTV to 8.2 and H&I to 51.2 next week.
    Also, Escape moved back to WPXT-DT3, and MyNetworkTV was shifted to secondary status on WPXT's Heroes & Icons subchannel.

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