Nexstar-Media General vs. Meredith-Media General Merger - By Subchannel Report
Nexstar Media General Merger Grows All Major Network Reach
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
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
COZI TV Consolidated Under A Meredith - Media General Merger
DirecTV Biggest MVPD Under Nexstar Media General Merger
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
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.