September 27, 1986 |
The controversy surrounding the sale of the nation's largest chain of Spanish-language television stations, including KMEX-TV in Los Angeles, sharpened Friday when six Latino organizations moved to block the transfer of the stations to non-Latino owners. In protests filed with the Federal Communications Commission, the California League of United Latin American Citizens and other groups argued that the $301.5-million sale of the 10 Spanish International Communications Corp.
November 19, 1987 |
President Daniel Ortega said Wednesday that he will not allow an anti-Sandinista group to operate its own television station. Citing the terms of the Central American peace accord that requires "complete freedom" of press and broadcast media, Nicaragua's main business federation had asked for a television license two months ago. In the first official comment on the request, Ortega told reporters that television broadcasting will remain in the hands of the state.
May 26, 2007 |
Venezuela's top court ordered the Defense Ministry to guard and control transmission equipment and antennas belonging to an opposition television station that President Hugo Chavez has ordered closed. Chavez accuses RCTV of backing a 2002 coup against him, but the order to close it Monday has prompted international condemnation. The Supreme Court determined that the government must take RCTV's broadcast equipment to ensure a smooth transfer to a state channel.
April 22, 1997 |
The nation's 1,600 TV stations each got a new channel assignment from federal regulators for the digital broadcasts some will begin airing by next Christmas. Broadcasters were studying the inches-thick chart to ensure that the licenses they're getting--which will replace the ones they use today by 2006--replicate the broadcast area their current licenses cover.
November 3, 1988 |
Anchor Media has purchased Sacramento television station KOVR for $162 million in an unsolicited bid, becoming the station's fourth owner this decade, station officials said. KOVR, an ABC affiliate, is the largest station acquired by Anchor Media, which is based in St. Petersburg, Fla., and owns television and radio stations in four other states. Anchor Media purchased KOVR from Narragansett Capital Inc., which bought the station in 1986 for $104 million.
June 28, 2009 |
Thousands of Venezuelans participated in protests and rallies Saturday to support or condemn an opposition-aligned TV station that President Hugo Chavez's government has threatened to close. Opposition protesters marched to Venezuela's journalists association, chanting "Journalism is freedom!" Thousands of Chavez supporters, meanwhile, marched to the National Assembly in a show of support for the Chavez government's actions.
December 30, 2001 |
Russia's TV6 television station, widely considered the last bastion of independence on the country's airwaves, won a major court battle Saturday to stay in business. A Moscow arbitration court canceled earlier rulings to liquidate the company and ordered further hearings, said Tatiana Blinova, a spokeswoman for TV6. The station had faced liquidation after a minority shareholder brought a bankruptcy case against it on accusations that it failed to earn a profit.
May 26, 2004 |
Southern California got its third Spanish-language television station Tuesday with the launch of KBEH-TV Channel 63, which replaces KADY-TV. From its Los Angeles base, KBEH plans to set itself apart from KVEA and KMEX, the region's dominant Spanish-language stations, by focusing on family-oriented topics, said Robert Behar, president and chief executive of Bela of Miami, the new owner.
October 24, 2001 |
Entravision Communications Corp., a Spanish-language media company, will pay $18 million in cash to buy El Paso television station KKWB from White Knight Broadcasting of El Paso Inc. The WB Network affiliate will become part of Univision Communications Inc.'s Telefutura Spanish-language network in the first quarter, Entravision said. Entravision is an affiliate of Univision.
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May 2, 2002
John Rohrbeck, 62, president of NBC's network-owned television stations across the country from 1991 to 1997, died Saturday in Los Angeles of bladder cancer. He lived in Manhattan. A native of Olympia, Wash., Rohrbeck earned a degree in business administration from the University of Washington and began his career with a Seattle advertising agency. He later became a Los Angeles-based network sales executive with ABC television, NBC and KNBC-TV.