OTA Broadcasting Buying WLWC Providence

OTA Broadcasting is acquiring WLCW Providence, a CW
affiliate, from Sinclair for $13.75 million.

CBS sold WLWC, licensed to New Bedford, and others to Four
Points Media Group in 2007. Sinclair acquired the Four Points stations last

The deal is subject to regulatory approval.

TV Newscheck previously reported OTA's Providence acquisition.

Fairfax, Va.-based OTA Broadcasting, owned by computer titan
Michael Dell, acquired Me-TV affiliate KVOS in Bellingham, Wash., last year,
among other moves deemed to be spectrum grabs.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.