Lorimar-Telepictures

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Lorimar-Telepictures
Former type Entertainment
Industry Television and film production, syndication, home video, television broadcasting
Fate Purchased by Warner Communications
Founded April 21, 1986
Defunct January 11, 1989

Lorimar-Telepictures was an entertainment company established on April 21, 1986 with the merger of Lorimar and Telepictures. Its assets included television production and syndication (which operated under the Lorimar-Telepictures name), feature films, home video, and broadcasting.

History[edit]

The merger of Lorimar-Telepictures was announced on October 7, 1985 by Merv Adelson.[1][2] On April 21, 1986, the merger was complete. Lee Rich, one of the founders of Lorimar sold his shares in 1986 and left the company. On January 11, 1989, Warner Communications acquired Lorimar-Telepictures after shaking off the hostile takeover of the company.[3]

List of shows produced/distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures[edit]

Note: All series listed here are now owned and distributed by Warner Bros. Television and/or Sony Pictures Television.

Broadcasting[edit]

In the mid-1980s, Lorimar-Telepictures went into the broadcasting business by acquiring six television stations, which were as follows:

City of License / Market Station Channel TV (RF) Sold To Current Ownership Status
Chico - Redding KNVN 24 (24) Goltrin Communicactions
(1987)
NBC affiliate owned by K4 Media Holdings
(Operated through a LMA by GOCOM Media, LLC)
Springfield - Branson KSPR 33 (19) Goltrin Communications
(1987)
ABC affiliate owned by Perkin Media, LLC
(Operated through a LMA by Schurz Communications)
Pittsburgh WPGH-TV 53 (43) Renaissance Broadcasting
(1987)
Fox affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Midland - Odessa KMID 2 (26) Goltrin Communications
(1987)
ABC affiliate owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
San Juan - Caguas -
Ponce - Mayagüez
WLII 11 (11) Malrite Communications
(1991)
Univision Owned & Operated (O&O)
(Simulcasts on locally-owned WORA-TV 5 in Mayagüez)
WSUR-TV 9 (9)

The success of this broadcast division was non-existent resulting in the sale of each of these stations by 1991.

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