Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Nexstar) and Media General, Inc. (Media General) have filed applications seeking Commission approval to transfer control of or assign Media General's various broadcast television licenses to Nexstar. Media General currently holds or controls 68 full-power broadcast television station licenses. In eight television markets, Nexstar and Media General each holds a "Top Four" full-power television station license; to comply with the Commission's rules, the applicants state that if the application is approved, they will divest one of those stations in each market. In five television markets, the companies also each hold full-power broadcast television station licenses which they claim is in accordance with Commission rules. If their applications are approved, the applicants claim that after the divestitures, the combined company would hold 171 broadcast television station licenses in 100 markets, reaching 39% of all U.S. television households. Petitions to deny and comments are due on or before March 18, 2016.
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