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Transfer Control of Local TV Holdings, LLC to Tribune Broadcasting Co.

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Released: July 31, 2013

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Federal Communications Commission

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

July 31, 2013
Janice Wise (202) 418-8165
Email: janice.wise@fcc.gov

MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES FILING OF APPLICATIONS TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF

LOCAL TV HOLDINGS, LLC TO TRIBUNE BROADCASTING COMPANY II, LLC

Washington, D.C. - On July 15, 2013, Local TV Holdings, LLC, and its subsidiaries ("Local TV"),
Tribune Broadcasting Company II, LLC ("Tribune"), and Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC
("Dreamcatcher") filed transfer of control applications to facilitate the acquisition of Local TV by
Tribune. The stations and application file numbers are listed in the Appendix to this Press Release.
The Parties are seeking the Commission's consent to implement the Securities Purchase Agreement, as
Amended, between Oak Hill Capital Partners II, L.P. ("Oak Hill"), as the Seller Representative, Local
TV, Tribune, and the Tribune Company. In two markets, because of the Commission's cross-ownership
Rule,1 the newly merged company would not be allowed to hold both the TV station licenses that are
currently held by Local TV and the local daily newspapers that are currently owned by Tribune. In those
markets, the parties propose to transfer the TV licenses to Dreamcatcher pursuant to an Asset Purchase
Agreement between Tribune, Dreamcatcher, and Oak Hill. Tribune also proposes to enter into a
combination of agreements with Dreamcatcher that will include an Option Contract and a Shared Services
Agreement regarding the stations that Dreamcatcher would acquire. Finally, Tribune seeks a continuing
failing station waiver in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and a continuing satellite television waiver in Ft.
Collins, Colorado.
The applications for transfer were placed on public notice July 19, 2013 and are available in the
Commission's Consolidated Database System ("CDBS"). The proceeding has been assigned to MB
Docket No. 13-190. All filings in this proceeding must be clearly labeled as such and must reference MB
Docket No. 13-190.
Petitions to deny in this proceeding are due no later than August 19, 2013.2 The petitions will be
available through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System ("ECFS"). Oppositions to the
petitions to deny are due no later than September 4, 2013.3 Replies to the oppositions are due no later
than September 16, 2013.4
Persons and entities that file comments or petitions to deny become parties to the proceeding. They may
participate fully in the proceeding, including seeking access to any confidential and/or highly confidential
information that may be filed under a protective order. Persons and entities that do not file petitions to

1 47 C.F.R. 73.3555(d).
2 47 C.F.R. 73.3584.
3 Id. at 73.3584(b), 1.45(b), 1.4.
4 Id. at 73.3584(b), 1.45(c), 1.4.

deny, including those who file comments, may not seek reconsideration of the Commission's decision
regarding the transfers of control at issue, nor appeal a final decision to the courts.
All filings concerning matters referenced in this Press Release should refer to MB Docket No. 13-190,
and if they pertain only to specific applications or matters, to the specific file numbers of the individual
applications or matters as well.
Submissions in this matter may be filed electronically (i.e., through ECFS) or by filing paper copies.
Electronic Filers: Documents may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/.
Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each
filing. Filings may be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or
by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the
Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
o All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary
must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street, S.W., Room TW-A325,
Washington, D.C. 20554. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or
fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building.
o Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority
Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743.
o U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th
Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.

In addition, one copy of each submission must be sent, either electronically or via paper, to the
following:

The Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, telephone 1-800-378-3160, e-mail
fcc@bcpiweb.com;
David Roberts, Video Division, Media Bureau, Room 2-A728, e-mail david.roberts@fcc.gov .
Any submission that is e-mailed to Best Copy and Printing and David Roberts should include in the
subject line of the e-mail: (1) MB Docket No. 13-190; (2) the name of the submitting party; (3) a brief
description or title identifying the type of document being submitted (e.g., MB Docket No. 13-190,
Tribune-Local TV Petition to Deny).
People with Disabilities. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille,
large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
Availability of Documents. Documents in this proceeding will be available for public inspection and
copying during business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street,
S.W., Room CY-A257, Washington, D.C. 20554. The documents may also be purchased from BCPI,
telephone (202) 488-5300, facsimile (202) 488-5563, TTY (202) 488-5562, e-mail fcc@bcpiweb.com.
The applications are also available electronically through the Commission's ECFS, which can be accessed
on the Commission's Internet website at http://www.fcc.gov.

For further information, contact David Roberts at (202) 418-1618. For Press inquiries, contact Janice
Wise at (202) 418-8165.
By: Chief, Media Bureau


APPENDIX

STATION

ID NO.

COMMUNITY TRANSFEROR

TRANSFEREE

FILE NO.

Community
Television of
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
KDVR(TV)
126 Denver, CO
Colorado, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AER
Community
Television of
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
KFCT(TV)
125 Ft. Collins, CO
Colorado, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AES
Community
Television of
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
WJW(TV)
73150 Cleveland, OH
Ohio, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AGA
Community
Television of
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
KTVI(TV)
35693 St. Louis, MO
Missouri, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AFA
Kansas City,
WDAF License,
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
WDAF-TV
11291 MO
Inc.
Company II, LLC
20130715AGC
Community
Salt Lake City,
Television of
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
KTSU(TV)
22215 UT
Utah, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AGD
Community
Television of
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
WITI(TV)
73107 Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AGO
Local TV
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
KFOR-TV
66222 OK
License, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AFF
Local TV
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
KAUT-TV
50182 OK
License, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AFG
Local TV
Virginia License,
Dreamcatcher
BTCCDT-
WTKR(TV)
47401 Norfolk, VA
LLC
Broadcasting, LLC
20130715AGP
Local TV
Virginia License,
Dreamcatcher
BTCCDT-
WGNT(TV)
9762 Portsmouth, VA LLC
Broadcasting, LLC
20130715AGQ
Community
Television of
North Carolina
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
WGHP(TV)
72106 High Point, NC
License, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AFE
Local TV
Tennessee
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
WREG-TV
66174 Memphis, TN
License, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AGB
Local TV
Pennsylvania
Dreamcatcher
BTCCDT-
WNEP-TV
73318 Scranton, PA
License, LLC
Broadcasting, LLC
20130715AGR
Community
Television of
Virginia License,
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
WTVR-TV
57832 Richmond, VA
LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AGN
Local TV Iowa
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
WHO-DT
66221 Des Moines, IA
License, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AFD

Local TV
Alabama License, Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
WHNT-TV
48693 Huntsville, AL
LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AEN
Local TV Illinois
Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
WQAD-TV
73319 Moline, IL
License, LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AEZ
Local TV
Arkansas License, Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
KFSM-TV
66469 Ft. Smith, AR
LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AEU
Local TV
Eureka Springs, Arkansas License, Tribune Broadcasting
BTCCDT-
KXNW(TV)
81593 AR
LLC
Company II, LLC
20130715AEV
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