Paramount Stations Group
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Paramount Stations Group (sometimes abbreviated as PSG) was an American television broadcasting company[where?] that was renamed from the TVX Broadcast Group in 1991 after Paramount Pictures gained full ownership of the group. At the time, it owned several Fox affiliates (KRRT, WLFL-TV and WTXF-TV) and independent stations (KTXA, KTXH and WDCA). Shortly thereafter, the group began its expansion with its purchase of then-Fox affiliate WKBD from Cox Enterprises in 1993.
After Viacom (which owned several CBS and NBC affiliates) purchased Paramount in 1993 (with the purchase finalized in March 1994), it entered into a joint venture with Chris-Craft Industries to launch the United Paramount Network (UPN). PSG's independent stations (KTXA, KTXH and WDCA) and some of its Fox affiliates (KRRT and WKBD) flipped to UPN, while other stations were sold to other companies (WTXF was sold directly to Fox, while WLFL was sold to the Sinclair Broadcast Group and KRRT to Jet Broadcasting). PSG then sold off its CBS and NBC affiliates and acquired several additional UPN-affiliate stations during the mid-to-late 1990s. PSG's parent company Viacom eventually bought out Chris-Craft's stake in UPN in 2000; Chris-Craft, in turn, sold its television stations to Fox Television Stations in 2001.
In 2001, after Viacom purchased the CBS network (its former parent), PSG was combined with the CBS O&O stations to form the Viacom Television Stations Group. Today, that group is called the CBS Television Stations Group.
|City of license / Market||Station||Channel TV (RF)||Years Owned||Current Ownership Status|
|Sacramento, California||KMAX-TV||31 (21)||1998-2001||The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation|
|New Britain-Hartford-New Haven||WVIT 1||30 (35)||1994-1997||NBC owned-and-operated (O&O)|
|Washington, DC||WDCA||20 (35)||1991-2001||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Fox Television Stations|
|Miami, Florida||WBFS-TV||33 (32)||1995-2001||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by CBS Corporation|
|St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida||WTOG||44 (44)||1996-2001||The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation|
|West Palm Beach, Florida||WTVX||34 (34)||2||The CW affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Atlanta, Georgia||WUPA||69 (43)||1995-2001||The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation|
|Indianapolis, Indiana||WNDY-TV||23 (32)||1999-2001||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by LIN Media|
|Wichita, Kansas||KSCC 3||36 (35)||2001||MyNetworkTV affiliate, KMTW, owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company
(Operated under LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
|New Orleans, Louisiana||WUPL||54 (24)||1997-2001||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Gannett Company|
|Shreveport, Louisiana||KSLA-TV 1||12 (17)||1994-1995||CBS affiliate owned by Raycom Media|
|Boston, Massachusetts||WSBK-TV||38 (39)||1995-2001||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by CBS Corporation|
|Detroit, Michigan||WKBD||50 (14)||1993-2001||The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation|
|St. Louis, Missouri||KMOV 1||4 (24)||1994-1997||CBS affiliate owned by Meredith Corporation|
|Albany-Schenectady-Troy||WNYT 1||13 (12)||1994-1996||NBC affiliate owned by Hubbard Broadcasting|
|Rochester, New York||WHEC-TV 1||10 (10)||1994-1996||NBC affiliate owned by Hubbard Broadcasting|
|Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville||WLFL-TV||22 (27)||1991-1994||The CW affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Columbus, Ohio||WWHO||53 (46)||1997-2001||The CW affiliate owned by Manhan Media, Inc.
(operated through LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||KAUT-TV||43 (40)||1998-2001||Independent station/secondary Antenna TV affiliate owned by Tribune Broadcasting|
|Jeannette-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||WNPA-TV||19 (11)||1998-2001||The CW affiliate, WPCW, owned by CBS Corporation|
|Philadelphia||WTXF-TV||29 (42)||1991-1995||Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)|
|WPSG||57 (32)||1995-2001||The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation|
|Providence, Rhode Island||WLWC||28 (22)||2||The CW affiliate owned by OTA Broadcasting, LLC|
|Fort Worth-Dallas||KTXA||21 (29)||1991-2001||Independent owned by CBS Corporation|
|Houston, Texas||KTXH||20 (19)||1991-2001||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Fox Television Stations|
|Kerrville-San Antonio, TX||KRRT||35 (32)||1991-1995||The CW affiliate, KMYS, owned by Deerfield Media
(operated through LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
|Norfolk, Virginia||WGNT||27 (50)||1997-2001||The CW affiliate owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC
(operated through SSA by Tribune Broadcasting)
|Tacoma-Seattle, Washington||KSTW||11 (11)||1997-2001||The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation|
- This list does not include WABD, WTTG, WDTV, KTLA, WBKB and KCTY—all of which were owned at least in part by Paramount Pictures decades before the formation of the Paramount Stations Group.
- 1 These stations were owned by Viacom prior to its purchase of Paramount Communications (the parent company of Paramount Pictures and the Paramount Stations Group, and was formerly known as Gulf+Western) in 1994.
- 2 WTVX and WLWC were owned by Straightline Communications but operated by Viacom through local marketing agreements from 1997 to 2001. Viacom acquired the stations outright in 2001, more than one year after it completed its acquisition of CBS.
- 3 KSCC was the only station founded by Viacom. However, Viacom never held control of the station as it was LMA'd to Clear Channel Communications before it signed on for the first time.
- "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; Detroit Station To Paramount". The New York Times. 17 June 1993. Retrieved 3 February 2013.