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Fox gets San Francisco TV stations in swap with Cox
Fox gets San Francisco TV stations in swap with Cox

Fox has landed two television stations in San Francisco. The media giant, which has long wanted stations in the nation's sixth-largest market, traded its Boston and Memphis stations to Cox Media Group for its San Francisco outlets. The two San Francisco stations are KTVU-TV, a Fox affiliate, and KICU-TV, an independent station. The Fox stations that Cox is getting are WFXT-TV Boston and WHBQ-TV Memphis, which are in the seventh- and 48th-largest markets, respectively. San Francisco appeals to Fox because the network has the rights to the National Football Conference and the city is home to the 49ers. As a deal sweetener for Cox, Fox struck long-term affiliation deals with the...

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