Sinclair Broadcast Group has closed on its purchase of the non-license
assets of WPFO, the Fox affiliate in Portland-Auburn, Maine. The sale
price was $13.6 million.
Sinclair will provide sales and other
services to the station. It already owns CBS affiliate WGME in DMA No.
80; WGME started producing the 10 p.m. news for WPFO in 2007.
as "Fox23", WPFO is owned by Corporate Media Consultants Group and Max
Media. Its general manager did not return a call for comment at
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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