NBC Is Selling Its Columbus Station

The rumors have been swirling for a while, and it’s now confirmed…NBC Universal is selling four affiliates in its smallest markets, including WCMH/4 in Columbus. (Report from the Columbus Business Journal.)

The network is getting out of Columbus and three other markets (Raleigh NC, Providence RI, Birmingham AL) to concentrate on larger markets with a strong Hispanic presence…the company owns the Telemundo Spanish-language network. Industry rumors seem to focus on The New York Times Company as the potential purchaser of the stations…NYT owns a number of other TV stations.

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