Nexstar-Media General vs. Meredith-Media General Merger - By Subchannel Report

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Nexstar-Media General vs. Meredith-Media General Merger - By Subchannel Report

Nexstar Media General Merger Grows All Major Network Reach

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This merger combination would allow Nexstar – Media General to consolidate tremendous influence as large CBS and NBC affiliates.

Duplicated households for markets- In some instances a network is carried on two stations in a market. The households in the market are counted twice if the network is broadcast on TV stations reaching different sections of large markets. In most cases the network will appear on a cable system on just one channel position, however, households for a TV station are calculated by the total households contained in the market and not just a small section of the total market. In addition, households are counted multiple times for a TV station depending on how many networks are carried on that station.

Meredith Media General Merger Would Have Smaller Footprint

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A Meredith – Media General would still build influence as a strong CBS affiliate, however, this combination would not build the same influence among networks as a Nexstar – Media General combo.

Broadcast management- Company that either owns the television station (all media types) or manages the TV station for another owner. Across Platforms also records ownership at the time of a purchase agreement or JSA/LMA agreement and not when the FCC approves of the transaction.

Bounce TV Consolidated Under Nexstar - Media General Merger

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COZI TV Consolidated Under A Meredith - Media General Merger

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DirecTV Biggest MVPD Under Nexstar Media General Merger

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Since Nexstar reaches into smaller markets we see DirecTV as the largest MVPD in a Nexstar – Media General combination.

Duplicated subscribers- Cable, overbuilder, and/or satellite subscribers counted multiple times in a market depending upon how many .1 channels for full power and LPTV-cable stations and for those subchannels with verified MVPD subscribers. Subscribers partly estimated using FCC data, TV Media data, and Census data.

Comcast Biggest MVPD Under Meredith Media General Merger

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With Meredith's big city markets we would find Comcast as the largest MVPD in a Media General – Meredith combination.

MVPD- Multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) delivers video programming services, usually for a subscription fee to subscribers.

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