Paramount Stations Group

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Paramount Stations Group (sometimes abbreviated as PSG) was an American television broadcasting companywhere? that was renamed from the TVX Broadcast Group in 1991 after Paramount Pictures gained full ownership of the group. At the time, it owned several Fox affiliates (KRRT, WLFL-TV and WTXF-TV) and independent stations (KTXA, KTXH and WDCA).citation needed Shortly thereafter, the group began its expansion with its purchase of then-Fox affiliate WKBD from Cox Enterprises in 1993.1

After Viacom (which owned several CBS and NBC affiliates) purchased Paramount in 1993 (with the purchase finalized in March 1994), it entered into a joint venture with Chris-Craft Industries to launch the United Paramount Network (UPN). PSG's independent stations (KTXA, KTXH and WDCA) and some of its Fox affiliates (KRRT and WKBD) flipped to UPN, while other stations were sold to other companies (WTXF was sold directly to Fox, while WLFL was sold to the Sinclair Broadcast Group and KRRT to Jet Broadcasting). PSG then sold off its CBS and NBC affiliates and acquired several additional UPN-affiliate stations during the mid-to-late 1990s. PSG's parent company Viacom eventually bought out Chris-Craft's stake in UPN in 2000; Chris-Craft, in turn, sold its television stations to Fox Television Stations in 2001.citation needed

In 2001, after Viacom purchased the CBS network (its former parent), PSG was combined with the CBS O&O stations to form the Viacom Television Stations Group. Today, that group is called the CBS Television Stations Group.

Stations

City of license / Market Station Channel TV (RF) Years Owned Current Ownership Status
Sacramento, California KMAX-TV 31 (21) 1998-2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
New Britain-Hartford-New Haven WVIT 1 30 (35) 1994-1997 NBC owned-and-operated (O&O)
Washington, DC WDCA 20 (35) 1991-2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Fox Television Stations
Miami, Florida WBFS-TV 33 (32) 1995-2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida WTOG 44 (44) 1996-2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
West Palm Beach, Florida WTVX 34 (34) 2 The CW affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Atlanta, Georgia WUPA 69 (43) 1995-2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
Indianapolis, Indiana WNDY-TV 23 (32) 1999-2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by LIN Media
Wichita, Kansas KSCC 3 36 (35) 2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate, KMTW, owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company
(Operated under LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
New Orleans, Louisiana WUPL 54 (24) 1997-2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Gannett Company
Shreveport, Louisiana KSLA-TV 1 12 (17) 1994-1995 CBS affiliate owned by Raycom Media
Boston, Massachusetts WSBK-TV 38 (39) 1995-2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
Detroit, Michigan WKBD 50 (14) 1993-2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri KMOV 1 4 (24) 1994-1997 CBS affiliate owned by Meredith Corporation
Albany-Schenectady-Troy WNYT 1 13 (12) 1994-1996 NBC affiliate owned by Hubbard Broadcasting
Rochester, New York WHEC-TV 1 10 (10) 1994-1996 NBC affiliate owned by Hubbard Broadcasting
Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville WLFL-TV 22 (27) 1991-1994 The CW affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Columbus, Ohio WWHO 53 (46) 1997-2001 The CW affiliate owned by Manhan Media, Inc.
(operated through LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KAUT-TV 43 (40) 1998-2001 Independent station/secondary Antenna TV affiliate owned by Tribune Broadcasting
Jeannette-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania WNPA-TV 19 (11) 1998-2001 The CW affiliate, WPCW, owned by CBS Corporation
Philadelphia WTXF-TV 29 (42) 1991-1995 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
WPSG 57 (32) 1995-2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
Providence, Rhode Island WLWC 28 (22) 2 The CW affiliate owned by OTA Broadcasting, LLC
Fort Worth-Dallas KTXA 21 (29) 1991-2001 Independent owned by CBS Corporation
Houston, Texas KTXH 20 (19) 1991-2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Fox Television Stations
Kerrville-San Antonio, TX KRRT 35 (32) 1991-1995 The CW affiliate, KMYS, owned by Deerfield Media
(operated through LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Norfolk, Virginia WGNT 27 (50) 1997-2001 The CW affiliate owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC
(operated through SSA by Tribune Broadcasting)
Tacoma-Seattle, Washington KSTW 11 (11) 1997-2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
  • This list does not include WABD, WTTG, WDTV, KTLA, WBKB and KCTY—all of which were owned at least in part by Paramount Pictures decades before the formation of the Paramount Stations Group.
  • 1 These stations were owned by Viacom prior to its purchase of Paramount Communications (the parent company of Paramount Pictures and the Paramount Stations Group, and was formerly known as Gulf+Western) in 1994.
  • 2 WTVX and WLWC were owned by Straightline Communications but operated by Viacom through local marketing agreements from 1997 to 2001. Viacom acquired the stations outright in 2001, more than one year after it completed its acquisition of CBS.
  • 3 KSCC was the only station founded by Viacom. However, Viacom never held control of the station as it was LMA'd to Clear Channel Communications before it signed on for the first time.

Notes

  1. ^ "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; Detroit Station To Paramount". The New York Times. 17 June 1993. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 







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