Four Points Media Group
|Former type||Limited liability company|
|Fate||Acquired by Sinclair|
|Predecessors||7 stations owned by CBS Corp.|
|Successors||Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Defunct||January 1, 2012|
|Key people||Dick Reingold
|Owners||Cerberus Capital Management|
The company took over the day-to-day operations of the stations via local marketing agreements on June 25. The acquisition of the stations was granted FCC approval on November 21, 2007 and closed on January 10, 2008.
KUTV, the CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City, served as the master-control hub facility for Four Points' stations. As such, it served as the "flagship" station of the group. KEYE-TV in Austin, Texas, the other CBS affiliate owned by Four Points, was the only station not controlled by the KUTV hub facility.
On September 8, 2011, Sinclair Broadcast Group announced its intent to purchase Four Points Media Group from Cerberus Capital Management for $200 million. Sinclair began managing the stations in October 2011 through time brokerage agreements and would supply working capital to the stations in consideration of service fees and performance incentives through the LMAs, prior to closing of the acquisition. The deal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on December 21, and closed on January 1, 2012.
|City of license / Market||Station||Channel
|Years Owned||Current Ownership Status|
|West Palm Beach -
|WTVX||34 (34)||2008-2012||The CW affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|WTCN-CA||50 (34.3)||2008-2012||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|WWHB-CA||48 (34.2)||2008-2012||Azteca América affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Providence - New Bedford||WLWC||28 (22)||2008-2012||The CW affiliate owned by OTA Broadcasting, LLC|
|Austin||KEYE-TV||42 (43)||2008-2012||CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Salt Lake City - St. George -
Provo - Ogden - Orem
|KUTV||2 (34)||2008-2012||CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|KMYU||12 (9)||2008-2012||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
- "CBS Corporation Completes Sale of Local TV Stations to Cerberus" (Press release). CBS Corporation. 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2008-01-11.
- Nexstar Managing Four Points Stations, Broadcasting & Cable, March 23, 2009
- Sinclair Buys Four Points Media For $200M, TVNewsCheck, September 8, 2011.
- "Sinclair Closes Four Points Media Acquisition". TVNewsCheck. January 3, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
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