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The Fox Television Stations (FTS) are a group of television stations located throughout the United States which are owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. FTS also produces the Fox program COPS. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... In the television industry (especially in North America), an owned and operated station (frequently abbreviated as O&O) is a television station that is owned by the network with which it is associated. ... For the animal, see Fox. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Fox Television Stations was formed in April 1986 after the acquisition of the Metromedia-owned independent stations by the 20th Century Fox film studio, at the time jointly owned by Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, and Denver-based billionaire Marvin Davis. These stations would later go on to form the seeds of the newly formed Fox television network. Not long after the Metromedia deal was made, Murdoch purchased Davis's shares and News Corporation assumed complete control of 20th Century Fox. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metromedia Producers Corporation logo Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was a media company that owned radio and 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 Broadcasting Company in the 1980s. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the major American film studios. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG, (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-American global media executive from Australia and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York City in the United States. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Marvin Davis (August 31, 1925 in Newark, New Jersey – September 25, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California) was the billionaire former owner of Twentieth Century Fox and Pebble Beach, the Beverly Hills Hotel, and the Denver Broncos NFL team. ...

Starting with the original six stations, Fox Television Stations gained the bulk of its group through two large transactions: the 1997 purchase of New World Communications, succeeding a 1993 business deal between the two companies which led to all of New World's stations switching from other networks to Fox during 1994-95; and the 2001 acquisition of the Chris-Craft/United group, which gave Fox ownership of several stations then affiliated with the UPN network, and also created several duopolies (two stations in the same market owned by the same company). New World Pictures logo from the late 1980s; New Worlds other divisions used similar logos New World Communications was a major television production company and television station owner in the United States from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. ... Chris-Craft Industries is a privately held American manufacturer of civilian powerboats based in Sarasota, Florida. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... A true duopoly is a form of oligopoly where only two producers exist in a market. ...

The Fox-owned UPN affiliates were not included in the UPN/WB merger, which was announced on January 24, 2006. Soon after, these stations removed references to UPN from their on-air branding and websites. On February 22, 2006, Fox Television Stations announced that all of their non-Fox outlets will be charter affiliates of a new service known as MyNetworkTV [1], which commenced operations on September 5, 2006. “The CW” redirects here. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ...

See also: Fox affiliate switches of 1994, 2006 United States broadcast TV realignment

The Fox affiliate switches of 1994 constituted some of the most sweeping changes in American television history. ... Between January 24 and September 18, 2006, the United States broadcast television industry was realigned. ...

List of Fox owned-and-operated stations

Currently, a total of 35 stations, consisting of 25 Fox stations and 10 MyNetworkTV stations.

Note: **Indicates original Fox-owned stations from the network's inception in 1986.

DMA# City of License/Market Station Owned Since Current Affiliation
1. New York City WNYW 5 ** 1986 Fox
WWOR-TV 9 2001 MyNetworkTV
2. Los Angeles KTTV 11 ** 1986 Fox
KCOP 13 2001 MyNetworkTV
3. Chicago WFLD-TV 32 ** 1986 Fox
WPWR-TV 50 2002 MyNetworkTV
4. Philadelphia WTXF-TV 29 1995 Fox
6. Dallas - Fort Worth KDFW-TV 4 1997 Fox
KDFI-TV 27 1998 MyNetworkTV
7. Boston WFXT 25 1995
(previously owned from 1987-91)
WZMY-TV 50 2007 MyNetworkTV
8. Washington, D.C. WTTG 5 ** 1986 Fox
WDCA-TV 20 2002 MyNetworkTV
9. Atlanta WAGA-TV 5 1997 Fox
10. Houston KTXH 20 2002 MyNetworkTV
KRIV-TV 26 ** 1986 Fox
11. Detroit WJBK-TV 2 1997 Fox
12. Tampa - St. Petersburg WTVT 13 1997 Fox
13. Phoenix KSAZ-TV 10 1997 Fox
KUTP 45 2001 MyNetworkTV
15. Minneapolis - St. Paul KMSP-TV 9 2001 Fox
WFTC 29 2002 MyNetworkTV
17. Cleveland - Akron WJW-TV 8 1997 Fox
18. Denver KDVR 31 1993 Fox
19. Orlando - Daytona Beach WOFL 35 2002 Fox
WRBW 65 2001 MyNetworkTV
21. St. Louis KTVI 2 1997 Fox
24. Baltimore WUTB 24 2001 MyNetworkTV
31. Kansas City, Missouri WDAF-TV 4 1997 Fox
34. Milwaukee WITI-TV 6 1997 Fox
35. Salt Lake City KSTU 13 1990 Fox
40. Birmingham - Tuscaloosa, AL WBRC-TV 6 1995 Fox
44. Memphis WHBQ-TV 13 1994 Fox
47. High Point - Greensboro -
Winston-Salem, N.C.
WGHP 8 1995 Fox
52. Austin, Texas KTBC-TV 7 1997 Fox
162. Ocala - Gainesville, FL WOGX 51 2002 Fox

A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... WNYW, channel 5, is the flagship television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... KTTV, channel 11, is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, based in Los Angeles, California. ... This redirect page is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... WFLD is an owned and operated station of the Fox Broadcasting Company network, based in Chicago, Illinois. ... WPWR-TV, channel 50, is a television station licensed to Gary, Indiana and serving the Chicago, Illinois area. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City  142. ... WTXF-TV, channel 29, is an owned-and-operated station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Incorporated 2 February 1856 Government  - Mayor Laura Miller Area  - City  385. ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Tarrant and Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City  298. ... KDFW (FOX4 - The News Station) is the FOX owned and operated television station in the Dallas, Texas/Fort Worth, Texas DMA. Its transmitter is located in Cedar Hill. ... KDFI (analog channel 27) is a local independent station broadcasting in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... WFXT, channel 25, is an owned-and-operated station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... WZMY-TV My TV New England is a MyNetworkTV affiliated television station in Derry, New Hampshire, serving southern New Hampshire and the northern fringes of the Boston, Massachusetts television market. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (=Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... WTTG, FOX5 DC is an owned and operated TV station of the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... WDCA, channel 20 (digital channel 35), is the Washington, D.C. areas MyNetworkTV owned and operated station, with transmitter facilities located in Bethesda, Maryland. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... WAGA-TV (Channel 5) is a television station in the city of Atlanta. ... Houston redirects here. ... KTXH, channel 20, is currently the MyNetworkTV owned and operated station in Houston, Texas. ... KRIV, FOX26 is the Fox owned-and-operated affiliate in Houston, Texas, USA. It is co-owned with MyNetworkTV affiliate KTXH. Both stations share the same studio complex on 4261 Southwest Freeway in Houston. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... WJBK (FOX2) is the Fox-owned and operated television station in Detroit, Michigan. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... Nickname: Floridas Sunshine City Location of the city proper in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Pinellas County Founded 1876 Incorporated February 29, 1892  - Mayor Rick Baker Area    - City  133. ... WTVT is a television station in Tampa, Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... KSAZ-TV is the owned-and-operated FOX station in Phoenix, Arizona. ... KUTP is a My Network TV owned and operated station in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... KMSP-TV (FOX9) is a broadcast television station serving the Twin Cities market of Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the United States, broadcasting on channel 9 (26 digital). ... WFTC, channel 29, is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated station licensed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and serving the Minneapolis-St. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... WJW, also known on-air as FOX8, is a television station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting on VHF channel 8. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... KDVR is a television station on UHF Channel 31 (573. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Daytona Beach in 2005 Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... WOFL, FOX35, is the FOX television station serving the Orlando, Florida metropolitan area. ... WRBW is a My Network TV owned and operated station serving the Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne, Florida television market. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... KTVI is the Fox owned and operated station in St. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... WUTB is the UPN affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on channel 24 (digital channel 41). ... Nickname: City of Fountains Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... WDAF TV Channel 4 is The Fox Owned & Operated Television station for The Kansas City Market. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... WITI-TV , FOX6 Milwaukee, is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... KSTU (FOX13) is the Fox owned-and-operated television station serving the Salt Lake City, Utah television market. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam, The Ham Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area    - City  151. ... Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. ... WBRC TV, channel 6, FOX6 is the Fox affiliate in the Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa, Alabama television market. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... WHBQ-TV, channel 13, is a Fox owned and operated station in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Nickname: Furniture and Hosiery Capital of the World Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina Counties Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area    - City 95. ... Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... WGHP (FOX8) is the FOX television station which serves the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, North Carolina DMA. It is licensed to High Point and owned and operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Travis County, Williamson County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ... KTBC (FOX 7) is the FOX owned-and-operated television station in Austin, Texas. ... Nickname: Horse Capital of the World, Lightning Capital of the World Location of Ocala, Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Marion County Area    - City 100. ... Downtown Clock Tower, housing the restored clock bell from the 1885 courthouse Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County, Florida. ... WOGX is Fox networks owned-and-operated station serving the Gainesville, Florida television market, but also serves the neighboring portions of the Orlando and Jacksonville markets. ...

Former Fox-owned stations

  • Atlanta: WATL-TV 36 -- A charter Fox affiliate which was bought by the network in 1993. A year later, after New World (then the owners of WAGA-TV) announced its partnership with Fox, WATL was sold to Qwest Broadcasting, which was controlled by musician Quincy Jones. It is currently a My Network TV affiliate owned by the Gannett Company.
  • Boston: WCVB-TV 5 -- The seventh Metromedia station was included in the original sale of the Metromedia television group to News Corporation in 1986. However, News Corp. spun off the station immediately to the Hearst Corporation, honoring a promise Metromedia made to Hearst in 1982 (after Metromedia sold KMBC-TV in Kansas City to Hearst), giving the latter company a right-of-first-refusal opportunity to purchase WCVB if the station ever again went up for sale.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth: KDAF 33 -- One of six original Fox O&Os. After the Fox/New World alliance saw KDFW-TV pick up the Fox affiliation, KDAF would be sold to Renaissance Broadcasting and become a WB affiliate. It is currently owned by Tribune Broadcasting and became the Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate of the CW in fall 2006.
  • Portland, Oregon: KPTV 12 -- A charter Fox affiliate (1986-88) that was a UPN station when Fox bought out Chris-Craft, then was traded to the Meredith Corporation for WOFL Orlando and WOGX Gainesville in 2001. Ironically, KPTV would swap affiliations with new sister station KPDX two years later.
  • Salt Lake City: KTVX 4 -- ABC affiliate owned by Chris-Craft/United. As Fox already owned KSTU, KTVX could not be retained (the Salt Lake City market could not support such a duopoly under current FCC rules, which prohibit one company from owning two of the four largest stations in a single market), so KTVX was packaged along with KMOL-TV to Clear Channel (see below).
  • San Antonio: WOAI-TV 4 -- NBC affiliate owned by Chris-Craft/United, previously known as KMOL-TV. When Chris-Craft sold its stations to Fox, this station (along with KTVX) was traded to San Antonio-based Clear Channel Communications for Minneapolis-St. Paul's WFTC, then a Fox outlet. Clear Channel, which has owned WOAI radio since 1975, changed this station's calls back to the original WOAI-TV. WFTC would then trade affiliations with KMSP and become a UPN station.
  • San Francisco: KBCW 44 -- UPN station acquired through the Chris-Craft purchase, previously known as KBHK-TV. With Fox already committed to KTVU as its Bay Area station through a long-term deal, KBHK was traded to Viacom (whose broadcasting properties were spun off as part of CBS Corporation in 2006) for KTXH and WDCA-TV in 2002. It was alleged that Fox tried to buy KTVU, but was repeatedly turned down by Cox Enterprises, who owns the station.

On a side note, in between the events of Fox acquiring its original charter affiliates and the New World affiliation agreement, only WTXF, WFXT, KDVR, WOFL, KSTU and WOGX were already affiliated with Fox when they were acquired much later on. WATL is a television station in metro Atlanta on channel 36 (DTV 25) with the following history: 1980: WATL became WATL-TV 1985: became WATL again 1987: began as a Fox Network station Fox 36 1994: became independent after WAGA (channel 5) became Fox 1995: Atlantas WB station WB... Quincy Jones on the cover of Back on the Block (1989). ... Gannett Company, Inc. ... WCVB-TV is the ABC affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. ... KMBC-TV, KMBC 9 is the ABC affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri (and also for Kansas City, Kansas) owned by Hearst-Argyle Broadcasting. ... KDAF, channel 33, is the CW affiliate for the Dallas-Fort Worth designated market area. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, or sometimes as The Frog (referring to the networks former mascot, the animated character Michigan J. Frog), is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... KPTV is the Fox television affiliate serving the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. ... Meredith Corporation NYSE: MDP is based in Des Moines, Iowa. ... KPDX is the My Network TV affiliate serving the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. ... KTVX, ABC4, is the ABC affiliate for Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... WOAI-TV is the NBC affiliate serving the San Antonio metropolitan area. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... WOAI is a San Antonio, Texas news/talk radio station operating on 1200 kHz AM at 50,000 Watts non-directional from a transmitter site 10 miles southeast of Seguin, TX and owned by Clear Channel Radio. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... KBCW CW Bay Area is currently a UPN-owned and operated television station based in San Francisco, California. ... KTVU (Channel 2) is the San Francisco Bay Areas FOX affiliate. ... This page is about the post-2005 Viacom. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ...

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