High Plains and Newport to Sell KFTY-TV to Una Vez Mas
July 28, 2011
KANSAS CITY, MO.: High Plains Broadcasting and Newport Television today
announced they have signed an agreement to sell KFTY-TV, an independent
television station licensed to Santa Rosa, Calif., to Una Vez Mas, LP. The
station also serves San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. Terms of the
transaction were not disclosed.
High Plains is the licensee of 11 television stations, including five stations
distributed as digital multicast stations, in six markets. Newport owns and
operates 49 television stations, including 23 stations distributed as digital
multicast stations, in 19 markets. Newport also provides certain sales and
other operational services to the television stations owned by High Plains.,
Dallas-based Una Vez Mas comprises Azteca America’s largest affiliate group.
Its current station line-up includes stations in Houston (KYAZ 55), Dallas
(KAZD 45), Austin, (KADF 20), San Antonio (KVDF 31), and Corpus Christi, Texas
(KYDF 64); Las Vegas, Nev. (KHDF 19); Phoenix (KPDF 41) and Tucson, Ariz. (KUDF
14); Santa Barbara, Calif. (KZDF 8); Tampa, Fla. (WXAX 26); Atlanta (WUVM 4);
Washington, D.C. (WQAW 69) and Albuquerque, N.M. (KQDF 25).
The transaction, which is subject to approval by the Federal Communications
Commission, is expected to close within 90 days. Kalil & Co., Inc. is the
exclusive broker for this transaction.