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Founded 1996
Headquarters Saint Paul, Minnesota
Area served
United States
Parent Nexstar Broadcasting Group

Lakana is a provider of content management and digital media solutions for the television broadcasting industry. Owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group, it was formed by the merger of Internet Broadcasting Systems, Enterprise Technology Group, and Inergize Digital Media.[1][2]


Lakana was established in 1996 as Internet Broadcasting Systems.[3] The company provides digital publishing services for local news media companies including Hearst Television, Post-Newsweek Stations, Morgan Murphy Media and Bonten Media Group.[4]

On March 13, 2014, Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that it would purchase Internet Broadcasting for $20 million. The company had also recently acquired competitor Inergize Digital through its purchase of assets from Newport Television.[5] Nexstar then acquired Enterprise Technology Group (a spun-out joint venture between LIN Media and Fox Television Stations) and consolidated the three providers into a single provider known as Lakana, led by former ETG CEO Phillip Hyun.[6][7][8]

In mid-2015, Fox Television Stations shifted to Lakana for its station websites from competitor WorldNow, adopting responsive designs.[9][6]


  1. ^ Winslow, George (March 31, 2015). "Nexstar Launches Lakana". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Ramstad, Evan (April 7, 2015). "St. Paul's Internet Broadcasting becomes base of media-services firm Lakana". Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Ojeda-Zapata, Julio (March 30, 2015). "Internet Broadcasting consolidates, changes name". Pioneer Press. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "IB Expands Deals With Hearst And Others". Net News Check. November 4, 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Nexstar Buys Internet Broadcasting Systems". TVNewsCheck. March 13, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Jessell, Harry A. "Fox Stations Moving to WorldNow Platforms". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Fox Marketing New Web Platform To All". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Nexstar Rolls Up Its 3 CMS Units Into Lakana". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fox-Owned Sites Go Responsive In CMS Shift To Lakana". NetNewsCheck. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 

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