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Paramount Stations Group
Paramount Stations Group
(sometimes abbreviated as PSG) was a company that controlled a group of American broadcast television stations. The company existed from 1991 until 2001.

Contents

1 History 2 The end 3 Stations 4 References

History[edit] Paramount Communications, the then-parent company of Paramount Pictures, formed the Paramount Stations Group
Paramount Stations Group
after buying out the remaining stake in TVX Broadcast Group that it did not already own. This gave the company control of six stations: Fox affiliates KRRT of Kerrville, Texas, WLFL-TV
WLFL-TV
of The Triangle Region of North Carolina, and WTXF-TV
WTXF-TV
of Philadelphia, and independent stations KTXA
KTXA
of Fort Worth, Texas, KTXH
KTXH
of Houston, Texas, and WDCA
WDCA
of Washington, D.C..[citation needed] Shortly thereafter, the group began its expansion with its purchase of then- Detroit
Detroit
Fox affiliate WKBD
WKBD
from Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises
in 1993.[1] Viacom purchased Paramount in 1993, with the deal closing in March 1994, and thus, several Viacom-owned CBS
CBS
and NBC
NBC
stations were added to the PSG fold. Shortly afterward Viacom entered into a joint venture with Chris-Craft Industries, which owned several television stations as part of its United Television
Television
subsidiary, to launch the United Paramount Network (UPN). Five of PSG's original six stations, along with several acquisitions such as WSBK-TV
WSBK-TV
in Boston, became charter affiliates of the network when UPN
UPN
launched in January 1995. PSG sold off two of its original six stations as well; KRRT and WTXF were sold to other companies, with the latter becoming a Fox-owned station. To make up for the loss of its Philadelphia-owned station, PSG bought Philadelphia
Philadelphia
independent station WGBS-TV and renamed it to WPSG-TV, and moved the UPN
UPN
affiliation there. The company eventually divested itself of the CBS
CBS
and NBC
NBC
stations it held and purchased more UPN affiliates as the 1990s continued. Airing since 1992 in Sweden and other European countries, 4 of the group's independent stations began in late December 1993 testing Video Games Challenge, interactive via the phone game show produced by Invisible Cities of Los Angeles and Big Band Productions of Sweden.[2] The end[edit] In 2000, PSG bought out Chris-Craft's stake in UPN. Shortly thereafter, Chris-Craft exited broadcasting and sold most of its stations to Fox. PSG was folded the next year after Viacom completed its merger with CBS. The remaining PSG stations were merged with the CBS owned-and-operated stations to form the Viacom Television
Television
Stations Group. Today, that group is called the CBS
CBS
Television
Television
Stations Group. Stations[edit] Stations are arranged alphabetically by state and by city of license.

City of license / Market Station Channel TV (RF) Years owned Current ownership status

Sacramento, California KMAX-TV 31 (21) 1998–2001 The CW
The CW
affiliate owned by CBS
CBS
Corporation

New Britain-Hartford-New Haven WVIT
WVIT
1 30 (35) 1994–1997 NBC
NBC
owned-and-operated (O&O)

Washington, DC WDCA 20 (35) 1991–2001 MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
affiliate owned by Fox Television
Television
Stations

Miami, Florida WBFS-TV 33 (32) 1995–2001 MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
affiliate owned by CBS
CBS
Corporation

St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida WTOG 44 (44) 1996–2001 The CW
The CW
affiliate owned by CBS
CBS
Corporation

West Palm Beach, Florida WTVX 34 (34) 1991-2001 The CW
The CW
affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group

Atlanta, Georgia WUPA 69 (43) 1995–2001 The CW
The CW
affiliate owned by CBS
CBS
Corporation

Indianapolis, Indiana WNDY-TV 23 (32) 1999–2001 MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group

Wichita, Kansas KSCC 3 36 (35) 2001 MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
affiliate, KMTW, owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company (Operated under LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)

New Orleans, Louisiana WUPL 54 (24) 1997–2001 MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
affiliate owned by Tegna

Shreveport, Louisiana KSLA-TV 1 12 (17) 1994–1995 CBS
CBS
affiliate owned by Raycom Media

Boston, Massachusetts WSBK-TV 38 (39) 1995–2001 MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
affiliate owned by CBS
CBS
Corporation

Detroit, Michigan WKBD 50 (14) 1993–2001 The CW
The CW
affiliate owned by CBS
CBS
Corporation

St. Louis, Missouri KMOV
KMOV
1 4 (24) 1994–1997 CBS
CBS
affiliate owned by Meredith Corporation

Albany-Schenectady-Troy WNYT 1 13 (12) 1994–1996 NBC
NBC
affiliate owned by Hubbard Broadcasting

Rochester, New York WHEC-TV
WHEC-TV
1 10 (10) 1994–1996 NBC
NBC
affiliate owned by Hubbard Broadcasting

Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville WLFL-TV 22 (27) 1991–1994 The CW
The CW
affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group

Columbus, Ohio WWHO 53 (46) 1997–2001 The CW
The CW
affiliate owned by Manhan Media, Inc. (operated through SSA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KAUT-TV 43 (40) 1998–2001 Independent station/secondary Antenna TV
Antenna TV
affiliate owned by Tribune Broadcasting

Jeannette-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania WNPA-TV 19 (11) 1998–2001 The CW
The CW
affiliate, WPCW, owned by CBS
CBS
Corporation

Philadelphia WTXF-TV 29 (42) 1991–1995 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)

WPSG 57 (32) 1995–2001 The CW
The CW
affiliate owned by CBS
CBS
Corporation

Providence, Rhode Island WLWC 28 (22) 2 Ion Life
Ion Life
affiliate owned by OTA Broadcasting

Fort Worth-Dallas KTXA 21 (29) 1991–2001 Independent owned by CBS
CBS
Corporation

Houston, Texas KTXH 20 (19) 1991–2001 MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
affiliate owned by Fox Television
Television
Stations

Kerrville-San Antonio, TX KRRT 35 (32) 1991–1995 The CW
The CW
affiliate, KMYS, owned by Deerfield Media (operated through SSA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Norfolk, Virginia WGNT 27 (50) 1997–2001 The CW
The CW
affiliate owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC (operated through SSA by Tribune Broadcasting)

Tacoma-Seattle, Washington KSTW 11 (11) 1997–2001 The CW
The CW
affiliate owned by CBS
CBS
Corporation

This list does not include WABD, WTTG, WDTV, KTLA, WBKB and KCTY—all of which were owned at least in part by Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
decades before the formation of the Paramount Stations Group. 1 These stations were owned by Viacom prior to its purchase of Paramount Communications
Paramount Communications
(the parent company of Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
and the Paramount Stations Group, and was formerly known as Gulf+Western) in 1994. 2 WTVX
WTVX
and WLWC
WLWC
were owned by Straightline Communications but operated by Viacom through local marketing agreements from 1997 to 2001. Viacom acquired the stations outright in 2001, more than one year after it completed its acquisition of CBS. 3 KSCC was the only station founded by Viacom. However, Viacom never held control of the station as it was LMA'd to Clear Channel Communications before it signed on for the first time.

References[edit]

^ "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; Detroit
Detroit
Station To Paramount". The New York Times. 17 June 1993. Retrieved 3 February 2013.  ^ Freeman, Mike (January 3, 1994). "Games afoot at Paramount". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 

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Corporation

Corporate directors

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Studios

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Broadcast stations

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Television
Television
Stations

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CW O&O

KBCW KMAX KSTW WKBD WPCW WPSG WTOG WUPA

Other stations

Ind.

KCAL KTXA WLNY-TV

MyNetworkTV

WBFS WSBK

Network Ten

TEN ATV TVQ ADS NEW

Cable channels

Showtime Networks CBS
CBS
Sports Network Pop (50% with Lionsgate) AXS TV
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(minority stake)

CBS
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Studios International

CBS
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Staff, former

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Contributors, current

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Contributors, former

Harry McCracken

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Sports

CBS
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Sports HQ

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CBS
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CBS
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CBS
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CBS
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See also

Viacom (original) National Amusements Westinghouse Electric Corporation Gulf and Wester

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