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Gannett Co. and Belo Corp., MB Docket 13-189

In connection with the merger of Gannett Co., Inc. ("Gannett") and Belo Corp. ("Belo"), Gannett, Belo, Sander Media, LLC ("Sander") and Tucker Operating Co., LLC ("Tucker"), have filed applications for Commission approval to transfer control of licenses for thirteen full-power broadcast television stations from Belo to Gannett, six full-power broadcast television stations from Belo to Sander, and one full-power broadcast television station from Belo to Tucker. The applicants also intend to enter into Shared Services Agreements in four markets, Joint Sales Agreements in three markets, and option agreements.

The applications pertain to full-power television stations in the following markets: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Austin, Texas; Seattle-Tacoma, Washington; Spokane, Washington; Charlotte, North Carolina; Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Virginia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Boise, Idaho; Phoenix, Arizona; Tucson, Arizona; St. Louis, Missouri; Portland, Oregon; and Louisville, Kentucky.

The applications have been accepted for filing upon initial review, as listed in a Public Notice issued June 24, 2013. Petitions to deny are due July 24, 2013. Oppositions to the petitions to deny are due August 8, 2013. Replies to the oppositions are due August 20, 2013.

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Day 162 - December 20, 2013
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December 20, 2013 - Memorandum Opinion And Order Transfer of Control from Shareholders of Belo Corp. to Gannett Co.

July 31, 2013 - Public Notice Gannett-Belo Transaction Permit-But-Disclose Ex Parte Status Announced

June 24, 2013 - Broadcast Applications Broadcast Applications Report No: 28016

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2/27/14 Letter, filed by Gannett Co., Inc.

2/19/14 Reply To Opposition To Application For Review, filed by Free Press, UCC, NHMC, et al.

2/12/14 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by American Cable Association, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable

2/6/14 Opposition to Application for Review, filed by Tucker Operating Company

2/6/14 Opposition to Application for Review, filed by Sander Operating Companies

2/6/14 Opposition to Application for Review, filed by Gannett Co., Inc.

1/29/14 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Free Press.
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1/24/14 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Free Press.
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1/22/14 Application for Review, filed by Free Press, CWA, etc.

12/23/13 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Free Press.
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12/20/13 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Charter Communications, DIRECTV, American Cable Association, Time Warner Cable, Free Press

12/19/13 Letter, filed by Free Press, NABET-CWA, TNG-CWA, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Common Cause, and Office of Communication, Inc. of the United Church of Christ

12/19/13 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Charter Communications, DIRECTV, American Cable Association, Time Warner Cable, Free Press

12/18/13 Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by Gannett Co., Belo Corp., Sander Media, and Tucker Operating Co.

12/13/13 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Sander Media and Gannett

9/20/13 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Free Press

8/29/13 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Free Press

8/26/13 Petition, filed by Free Press

8/20/13 Reply, filed by American Cable Association, DIRECTV LLC, and Time Warner Cable Inc..

8/20/13 Joint Reply to Opposition, filed by Institute for Public Representation

8/9/13 Erratum, filed by Belo Corp.

8/8/13 Consolidated Opposition to Petitions to Deny, filed by Tucker Operating Co.

8/8/13 Consolidated Opposition to Petitions to Deny, filed by Sander Operating Co., Inc.

8/8/13 Opposition to Petitions to Deny, filed by Gannett Co., Inc.

8/8/13 Opposition to Petitions to Deny, filed by Belo Corp.

7/24/13 Petition to Deny, filed by American Cable Association, DIRECTV, and Time Warner Cable Inc.

7/24/13 Petition to Deny, filed by Institute for Public Representation

Contacts

  • Adrienne Denysyk, Media Bureau: (202) 418-2651
  • Janice Wise, Media Bureau (press inquiries): (202) 418-8165

General Information

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained from Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, 1-800-378-3160 (voice), fcc@bcpiweb.com (e-mail), and most are also accessible through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. 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).

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