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.
TimelineDay 162 - December 20, 2013
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
8/26/13 Petition, filed by Free Press
8/9/13 Erratum, filed by Belo Corp.
- Adrienne Denysyk, Media Bureau: (202) 418-2651
- Janice Wise, Media Bureau (press inquiries): (202) 418-8165
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).