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.
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