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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

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]


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.


Current DMA# Market Station Current Affiliation Website
6. Santa Rosa-San Francisco, California KFTY 503 Independent
13. Bellingham, Washington-Vancouver, British Columbia
(Bellingham is nominally in the Seattle market)
KVOS 12 Independent
31. Salt Lake City, Utah KTVX-TV 4 ABC
KTVX-DT 4.2 Untamed Sports TV
Ogden, Utah/Salt Lake City, Utah KUCW-TV 303 The CW
33. Cincinnati, Ohio WKRC-TV 12 CBS
CinCW 12.2 The CW
37. San Antonio, Texas WOAI-TV 43 NBC
WOAI-DT2 4.2 Mexicanal
39. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania WHP-TV 21 CBS
WHP-DT 21.2 MyNetworkTV
WLYH-TV 151 The CW
47. Jacksonville, Florida WAWS 30 Fox
WAWS-DT2 30 MyNetworkTV, RTV
50. Memphis, Tennessee WPTY-TV 24 ABC
WLMT 30 The CW
55. Fresno, California KGPE 473 CBS
KGPE-DT2 Untamed Sports TV
56. Little Rock, Arkansas KLRT 16 Fox
KLRT-DT2 16.2 Untamed Sports TV
KASN 38 The CW
57. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York WXXA-TV 23 Fox
WXXA-DT Untamed Sports TV
60. Mobile, Alabama WPMI-TV 15 NBC
Pensacola, Florida/Mobile, Alabama WJTC 44 Independent
61. Tulsa, Oklahoma KOKI 23 Fox
KMYT-TV 41 MyNetworkTV
KMYT-DT 41.2 Untamed Sports TV
69. Wichita, Kansas KSAS-TV 24 Fox
KMTW 362 MyNetworkTV
80. Rochester, New York WHAM-TV 13 ABC
CW-WHAM 13.2 The CW
83. Syracuse, New York WSYR-TV 9 ABC
WSYR-DT 9.2 Local Programming
119. Eugene, Oregon KMTR 16 NBC
KMTR 16.2 The CW
125. Bakersfield, California KGET-TV 173 NBC
KKEY-LP 11 Telemundo
"KGET-DT2" 17.23 The CW
157. Binghamton, New York WIVT 34 ABC
173. Jackson, Tennessee WJKT 16 Fox
176. Elmira, New York WETM-TV 18 NBC
WETM-2 18.2 Independent
177. Watertown, New York WWTI 50 ABC
WWTI-DT2 50.2 The CW
202. Fairbanks, Alaska KTVF 11 NBC

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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