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Metromedia

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Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was a conglomeration of television stations in the United States that existed from the demise of the DuMont Television Network in the 1950s until the formation of the Fox Network in the 1980s. Metromedia could be described as a television network, although the stations were largely considered to be independent. The network was owned by John Kluge, who bought the stations (with help from an investment group) in 1956. He eventually gained ¾ control of the company and sold the stations to Rupert Murdoch in 1986 for a sum in the billions of dollars.

The Metromedia name has lived on in other projects by Kluge, though the ventures have been largely unrelated to television.

Former Metromedia Stations

Current DMA# Market Station Current Affiliation
1. New York City WABD-5 (currently WNYW) FOX owned-and-operated (O&O)
2. Los Angeles KTTV-11 FOX owned-and-operated (O&O)
3. Los Angeles WFLD-32 FOX owned-and-operated (O&O)
5. Boston WCVB-5 ABC affiliate owned by Hearst-Argyle
7. Dallas - Fort Worth KDAF-33 The WB affiliate owned by Tribune Broadcasting
8. Washington, DC WTTG-5 FOX owned-and-operated (O&O)
11. Houston KRIV-26 FOX owned-and-operated (O&O)
14. Minneapolis-St. Paul WTCN-11 (currently KARE) NBC affiliate owned by Gannett
31. Kansas City KMBC-9 ABC affiliate owned by Hearst-Argyle

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