Nashville DTV News

Update on WKRN and WSMV Merger and More

- Posted October 7th, 2015 at 8:44pm

Well, the merger of Media General (WKRN Owner) and Meredith Corp. (WSMV Owner) is NOT going to happen after all, but there is an offer from Nexstar Broadcasting Group to acquire Media General. What this will mean for MeTV coming to 2.3? Who knows, because of the history with Nexstar and any subchannels is not good. With their stations, they usually do not deal with diginets. So, I don't know what is going to happen with WKRN.

In other news, to the people that live and work in and around Murfreesboro, WETV channel 11 is coming back in digital form. Yes, WETV analog channel 11 had been off the air for some time, but they (WGNS Radio) is bringing it back as a digital channel. The reason I am saying this is just for people in and around Murfreesboro is because it will only be broadcasting just 10 watts of power, which is not that much at all. Here is a link to the RabbitEars website that shows who might or might not get it. If it is going to be the same thing as the analog channel, then all that is going to be on it will be the audio of WGNS radio with advertisement slides. That is all I have for you right now. Until next time.

1 Comment

- Posted on October 29th, 2015 at 8:11pm

The merger isn't off; Meredith & Media General still expect to close the deal. It's conceivable Nexstar could derail the deal but it certainly isn't derailed right now.

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