Gannett Completes the Acquisition of KTVD-TV Channel 20 in Denver
McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) said today it had completed the acquisition of KTVD-TV Channel 20 from the Channel 20 TV Company and Twenver Broadcast, Inc. Gannett will continue to own and operate K*USA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Denver.
The deal was closed after the successful completion of a regulatory review.
Ownership of the two stations in Denver creates Gannett’s second duopoly. The other is Jacksonville, FL stations WTLV-TV and WJXX-TV. A third duopoly, including WXIA-TV and WATL-TV, in Atlanta is pending.
In addition to the stations in Denver and Jacksonville, Gannett Co., Inc. operates: W*USA, Washington, DC; WXIA, Atlanta; KARE, Minneapolis; WTSP, Tampa-St. Petersburg; WKYC, Cleveland; KPNX, Phoenix, KNAZ, Flagstaff; KXTV, Sacramento; KSDK, St. Louis; WZZM, Grand Rapids, MI; WFMY, Greensboro, NC; WGRZ, Buffalo, NY; KTHV, Little Rock; WBIR, Knoxville, TN; WCSH, Portland, ME; WLTX, Columbia, SC; WMAZ, Macon, GA; and WLBZ, Bangor, ME.
Gannett also publishes 90 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the web.
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