08.18.2010 03:00 PM
Former MMA Manager Buys PBS’s ‘Nightly Business Report’
MIAMI: The PBS series “Nightly Business Report,” one of the
oldest most venerable business news franchises on TV, has been sold to a former
manager of mixed martial artists. Elizabeth Jensen of The New York Times said Mykalai Kontilai purchased the PBS program
from WPBT-TV in Miami. The acquisition was said to have been announced to staff
on Wednesday, and closed on Friday. The sale price was not disclosed.
NBR now belongs to NBR World Wide Inc., the acquiring entity
headed up by the 40-year-old Kontilai. He told Jensen he was working on taking
the franchise into international markets.
Jensen’s coverage is in The New York Times Media