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Newport Television, LLC
Type Private
Founded 2007
Founder(s) Providence Equity Partners and Sandy DiPasquale
Headquarters Kansas City, Missouri
Key people Sandy DiPasquale (president, CEO)
Industry Media
Services Television
Owner(s) Providence Equity Partners
Divisions Variety Television Network, Inergize Digital Media
Website http://www.newporttv.com/

Newport Television, LLC is a television station holding company founded by Providence Equity Partners and Sandy DiPasquale in 2007 to acquire the television stations owned by Clear Channel Communications. [1] In September 2007, Newport agreed to sell KFTY and KVOS-TV to LK Station Group LLC for $26.6 million.[2] The deal was set be completed in March 2008 but has since been stalled due to LK's lender refusing to provide the funding.[3] As of October 10, 2007, Newport has agreed to sell KION-TV, KMUV-LP, K44DN, KKFX-CA, KCOY-TV to Cowles Publishing Company for $41 million.[4] Newport's purchase of the Clear Channel stations and those being resold were granted conditional FCC approval, subject to divestitures of media properties owned by other affiliates of Providence Equity Partners in several other markets.[5] The entire deal closed on March 14, 2008 after several stations, in addition to those being divested by Newport, were placed into trust companies. [6]

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Variety Television Network

Variety Television Network was a network of Newport Television stations that broadcast a similar programming schedule with some local programming. The network broadcast classic TV shows, auto showcase programming, and various home improvement programs. [7]

Variety Television Network was shut down in January 2009.

Stations

Current DMA# Market Station Current Affiliation Website
6. Santa Rosa-San Francisco, California KFTY 503 Independent http://www.kfty.com/Default.aspx
13. Bellingham, Washington-Vancouver, British Columbia
(Bellingham is nominally in the Seattle market)
KVOS 12 Independent http://www.kvos.com/sites/kvos/select.aspx
31. Salt Lake City, Utah KTVX-TV 4 ABC
http://www.abc4.com/
KTVX-DT 4.2 Untamed Sports TV
Ogden, Utah/Salt Lake City, Utah KUCW-TV 303 The CW
http://www.cw30.com
33. Cincinnati, Ohio WKRC-TV 12 CBS http://www.local12.com
CinCW 12.2 The CW http://www.cincw.com
37. San Antonio, Texas WOAI-TV 43 NBC http://www.woai.com
WOAI-DT2 4.2 Mexicanal
39. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania WHP-TV 21 CBS http://www.whptv.com
WHP-DT 21.2 MyNetworkTV
WLYH-TV 151 The CW http://www.cw15.com
47. Jacksonville, Florida WAWS 30 Fox http://www.fox30online.com
WAWS-DT2 30 MyNetworkTV, RTV
WTEV 473 CBS http://www.cbs47.com
50. Memphis, Tennessee WPTY-TV 24 ABC http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com
WLMT 30 The CW http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com
WLMT-DT 30.2 RTV
55. Fresno, California KGPE 473 CBS http://www.cbs47.tv
KGPE-DT2 Untamed Sports TV
56. Little Rock, Arkansas KLRT 16 Fox http://www.fox16.com
KLRT-DT2 16.2 Untamed Sports TV
KASN 38 The CW http://www.cwarkansas.com
57. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York WXXA-TV 23 Fox http://www.fox23news.com
WXXA-DT Untamed Sports TV
60. Mobile, Alabama WPMI-TV 15 NBC http://www.nbc15online.com
Pensacola, Florida/Mobile, Alabama WJTC 44 Independent http://www.utv44.com
61. Tulsa, Oklahoma KOKI 23 Fox http://www.fox23.com
KMYT-TV 41 MyNetworkTV http://www.my41tulsa.com
KMYT-DT 41.2 Untamed Sports TV
69. Wichita, Kansas KSAS-TV 24 Fox http://www.foxkansas.com
KMTW 362 MyNetworkTV http://www.mytvwichita.com
80. Rochester, New York WHAM-TV 13 ABC http://www.13wham.com
CW-WHAM 13.2 The CW http://www.cwrochester.com
83. Syracuse, New York WSYR-TV 9 ABC http://www.9wsyr.com/
WSYR-DT 9.2 Local Programming
119. Eugene, Oregon KMTR 16 NBC http://www.kmtr.com
KMTR 16.2 The CW
125. Bakersfield, California KGET-TV 173 NBC http://www.kget.com
KKEY-LP 11 Telemundo http://www.telemundo11.com
"KGET-DT2" 17.23 The CW
157. Binghamton, New York WIVT 34 ABC http://www.newschannel34.com/
WBGH-CA 20 NBC
173. Jackson, Tennessee WJKT 16 Fox http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com
176. Elmira, New York WETM-TV 18 NBC http://www.wetmtv.com
WETM-2 18.2 Independent
177. Watertown, New York WWTI 50 ABC http://www.newswatch50.com
WWTI-DT2 50.2 The CW
202. Fairbanks, Alaska KTVF 11 NBC http://www.webcenter11.com
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Formerly owned stations

Current DMA# Market Station Current Affiliation Notes
120. Santa Maria, California KCOY 12 CBS Sold to Cowles Publishing Company[4]
KKFX-CA 24 Fox Sold to Cowles Publishing Company[4]
124. Salinas, California KION-TV 46 CBS Sold to Cowles Publishing Company[4]
KION-DT 46.2 The CW Sold to Cowles Publishing Company[4]
KCBA 35 Fox Operated by KION-TV under LMA;
license is held by a third party
Monterey, California KMUV-LP 23 Telemundo Repeater of NBC Universal-owned KSTS
Sold to Cowles Publishing Company[4]

Inergize Digital Media

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