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Fox Acquires Two San Francisco Stations in Broadcast Swap

The new Cox stations remain Fox affiliates

Fox Television Stations, Inc. (FTS) has completed the previously announced swap of a Memphis and a Boston station for two San Francisco-Bay Area stations, KTVU-TV FOX 2 and KICU-TV 36.

The swap agreement was with Cox Media Group (CMG), which in return gets two owned and operated stations, WHBQ-TV FOX 13 (Memphis) and WFXT-TV FOX 25 (Boston). Both stations remain Fox affiliates.

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FTS now includes duopolies in seven of the top 10 U.S. markets — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston — and owns stations in 12 markets with NFL National Football Conference (NFC) teams, allowing it to further leverage the company’s NFC broadcast package.

It also has duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.