Tribune Co. to become largest U.S. TV station operator - FOX 32 News Chicago

Tribune Co. to become largest U.S. TV station operator

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The Tribune Company is about to become the largest TV station operator in the country.

The company announced Monday it has agreed to acquire Cincinnati-based Local TV LLC for around $3 billion.

The deal will add 19 television stations in 16 markets to Tribune's television portfolio, making it the largest commercial television station owner in the U.S., with 42 properties across the country.

The acquisition of Local TV will add stations in Denver, Cleveland, St. Louis, Kansas City, Salt Lake City and Milwaukee.

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