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Paramount Stations Group
"Division
Industry "Television
Fate Renamed Viacom Television Stations Group in 2001
Folded into "CBS Television Stations in 2006
Predecessor "TVX Broadcast Group
Founded 1991
Defunct 2001
Headquarters "Hollywood, "California USA
Owner "National Amusements
"Parent "Paramount Pictures/"Paramount Communications (1991-1995)
"Viacom (1995-2006)
"CBS Corporation (2006-present)

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.

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History[edit]

"Paramount Communications, the then-parent company of "Paramount Pictures, formed the 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 of "The Triangle Region of North Carolina, and "WTXF-TV of "Philadelphia, and "independent stations "KTXA of "Fort Worth, Texas, "KTXH of "Houston, Texas, and "WDCA of "Washington, D.C..["citation needed] Shortly thereafter, the group began its expansion with its purchase of then-"Detroit Fox affiliate "WKBD from "Cox Enterprises in 1993.[1]

"Viacom purchased Paramount in 1993, with the deal closing in March 1994, and thus, several Viacom-owned "CBS and "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 subsidiary, to launch the "United Paramount Network (UPN). Five of PSG's original six stations, along with several acquisitions such as "WSBK-TV in "Boston, became charter affiliates of the network when 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 independent station WGBS-TV and renamed it to "WPSG-TV, and moved the UPN affiliation there. The company eventually divested itself of the CBS and 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 Stations Group. Today, that group is called the "CBS 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 affiliate owned by "CBS Corporation
"New Britain-"Hartford-"New Haven "WVIT 1 30 (35) 1994–1997 "NBC owned-and-operated (O&O)
"Washington, DC "WDCA 20 (35) 1991–2001 "MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by "Fox Television Stations
"Miami, Florida "WBFS-TV 33 (32) 1995–2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
"St. Petersburg-"Tampa, Florida "WTOG 44 (44) 1996–2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
"West Palm Beach, Florida "WTVX 34 (34) 1991-2001 The CW affiliate owned by "Sinclair Broadcast Group
"Atlanta, Georgia "WUPA 69 (43) 1995–2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
"Indianapolis, Indiana "WNDY-TV 23 (32) 1999–2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by "Nexstar Media Group
"Wichita, Kansas KSCC 3 36 (35) 2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate, "KMTW, owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company
(Operated under "LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
"New Orleans, Louisiana "WUPL 54 (24) 1997–2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by "Tegna
"Shreveport, Louisiana "KSLA-TV 1 12 (17) 1994–1995 "CBS affiliate owned by "Raycom Media
"Boston, Massachusetts "WSBK-TV 38 (39) 1995–2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
"Detroit, "Michigan "WKBD 50 (14) 1993–2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
"St. Louis, Missouri "KMOV 1 4 (24) 1994–1997 CBS affiliate owned by "Meredith Corporation
"Albany-"Schenectady-"Troy "WNYT 1 13 (12) 1994–1996 NBC affiliate owned by "Hubbard Broadcasting
"Rochester, New York "WHEC-TV 1 10 (10) 1994–1996 NBC affiliate owned by Hubbard Broadcasting
"Raleigh-"Durham-"Fayetteville "WLFL-TV 22 (27) 1991–1994 The CW affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
"Columbus, Ohio "WWHO 53 (46) 1997–2001 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 affiliate owned by "Tribune Broadcasting
"Jeannette-"Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania WNPA-TV 19 (11) 1998–2001 The CW affiliate, "WPCW, owned by CBS Corporation
"Philadelphia "WTXF-TV 29 (42) 1991–1995 "Fox owned-and-operated ("O&O)
"WPSG 57 (32) 1995–2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation
"Providence, Rhode Island "WLWC 28 (22) 2 "Ion Life affiliate owned by "OTA Broadcasting
"Fort Worth-"Dallas "KTXA 21 (29) 1991–2001 Independent owned by CBS Corporation
"Houston, Texas "KTXH 20 (19) 1991–2001 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Fox Television Stations
"Kerrville-"San Antonio, TX KRRT 35 (32) 1991–1995 The CW affiliate, "KMYS, owned by "Deerfield Media
(operated through SSA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
"Norfolk, Virginia "WGNT 27 (50) 1997–2001 The CW affiliate owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC
(operated through SSA by "Tribune Broadcasting)
"Tacoma-"Seattle, Washington "KSTW 11 (11) 1997–2001 The CW affiliate owned by CBS Corporation

References[edit]

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