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Sinclair Acquires WPFO Portland (Maine) Assets For $13.6 Million

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.

Known
as "Fox23", WPFO is owned by Corporate Media Consultants Group and Max
Media. Its general manager did not return a call for comment at
presstime.

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.