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Old 2014-10-08, 11:10 AM   #1
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FOX Television Stations is buying KBCB in Bellingham, Wash. from World Television and Venture Technologies Group for $10 million.

Tribune, which owns Seattle FOX affiliate KCPQ, recently issued a statement saying FOX told the station group it was going to pull the affiliation by January 17, 2015. No word has come from FOX about why it bought KBCB, though it does give it some strategic options.

In its statement, Tribune said, “we are continuing to engage in discussions with Fox and moreover have prepared for all operational and economic possibilities for our Seattle Fox station.”

In June, FOX got San Francisco Bay Area’s KTVU from Cox Media in a trade for WFXT in Boston and WHBQ in Memphis.

In 2013, FOX bought Charlotte CW and MyNetworkTV affiliate WJZY-WMYT making WJZY the FOX station in the market, after pulling the affiliation from WCCB.

Charlotte, the SF Bay Area and Seattle have NFL teams in the National Football Conference which FOX has a contract to air. Removing the middle man, in this case Tribune, can increase the amount of ad dollars FOX can earn by airing the games.

The only markets with NFC teams without a FOX owned station are Green Bay, New Orleans, St. Louis and Seattle.
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Old 2014-10-08, 04:06 PM   #2
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So what does this mean for Canadians? If I'm not mistaken the majority of Canadian providers use Q13 as their West Fox feed . So will providers now switch to the other Fox Affiliate the one SD uses out west?
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Old 2014-10-08, 04:13 PM   #3
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Waaaaaaaaaaaay to early to know any answers.

But the easy guess would be that they will switch over the same day that FOX moves to the O&O (Owned and Operated) KBCB.

The big kicker is that The NFC Final game is:
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 - 3pm ET on FOX.
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That might not even happen. Shaw Broadcast already back hauls KAYU Spokane. Chances are, they will just drop KCPQ and replace it with KAYU.
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The BDUs would have to get CRTC to approve adding KBCB to the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution. The next question is, will CRTC drop KCPQ from the list or let t stay on as an independent. My gut says KAYU gets picked up in the immediate.
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I guess its the same as the whole TBS - Peachtree situation all over again.
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Old 2014-10-09, 10:53 AM   #7
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Not really, WTBS would simulcast TBS Superstation programming except for additional Braves game that only aired on WTBS plus some local programming to meet FCC requirements. TBS Superstation was never authorized in Canada, but the simulcast of WTBS got around this problem until Turner changed it's programming lineup. This is strictly an affiliation change which we have had in the past.
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Does that mean it'll be easier for people using OTA in Vancouver to get a Fox station now?
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Do you get KBCB now?
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No I don't live in Vancouver, I was just curious.
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So will providers now switch to the other Fox Affiliate?
I wish they would switch all WEST NETS to LA.
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I've read that KBCB has a pretty reliable signal in the Vancouver area as does KVOS.
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Old 2014-10-09, 07:12 PM   #13
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Wall Street Journal, a division of News Crop, had claimed the reason FOX , another division of News Crop, is buying KBCB is to give pressure to Tribute on selling Q13 to FOX before January 17.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/eyein...ion-1412714995

My 2 cents on KBCB is that it would become MundoFOX Bellingham-Seattle(Which is now on a sub-channel on KUNS) if FOX could get Q13 in the end. However, I will not be surprised if FOX want Q13 and JOEtv(the myTV affiliation also owned by Tribute in Seattle) and sell KBCB to someone else in the end.
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For a number of areas in Vancouver, KBCB is very reliable.
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How will the effect Shaw Direct, my SD is from Spokane but my HD is from Seattle's Q13?
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