SBS Completes Acquisition of KTBU-TV in Houston
August 3, 2011
MIAMI: Spanish Broadcasting System announced today
the acquisition of KTBU-TV, and other television assets serving
the Houston, Texas market, from U.S. Farm & Ranch Supply Co. for $16
million. SBS first announced an agreement for the acquisition last May and
started operating the station yesterday. KTBU becomes the third owned and/or
operated affiliate of Mega TV, the Spanish-language network owned by SBS.
WSBS-TV in Miami and WMEI-TV in Puerto Rico are the other two.
KTBU-TV is a full power television station reaching approximately 1.8
million households in the Houston DMA through its over-the-air, cable and
satellite distribution platforms. Houston is the fourth largest
Hispanic market in the nation, according to SBS.
Since SBS launched MegaTV five years ago, the network has
expanded its distribution to 5.6 million households via over-the-air affiliates
in seven cities throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, as well as AT&T
U-verse and DirecTV.