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GCI petitions against firm buying KTUU, claiming too much market control

  • Author: Megan Edge
  • Updated: July 7, 2016
  • Published December 3, 2015

GCI, the telecom company that owns KTVA-TV, is petitioning against Gray Television Licensee LLC's efforts to purchase both KTUU-TV and KYES-TV in Anchorage.

In a petition filed to the Federal Communications Commission in mid-November, GCI said Gray Television, a Georgia-based company, was attempting to take control of Anchorage's television market. GCI claimed Gray's purchase of both stations would be a breach of FCC policy.

GCI said Gray is already acquiring the dominant station in Anchorage by taking ownership of KTUU.

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