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New World Pictures logo from the late 1980s; New World's other divisions used similar logos
New World Pictures logo from the late 1980s; New World's 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. News Corporation became a major investor in 1994 and purchased the company outright in 1997; the alliance with NewsCorp helped to cement the Fox network as the fourth major U.S. television network. Although effectively defunct, it, along with various regional subsidiaries (i.e. "New World Communications of Atlanta"), continue to exist as holding companies within the complex NewsCorp corporate structure. Image File history File links New_World_Pictures_1984. ... Image File history File links New_World_Pictures_1984. ... A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... WAGA-TV (Channel 5) is a television station in the city of Atlanta. ...

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Company History

New World Pictures (1970-1987)

  • 1970 - The company was founded as New World Pictures, Ltd., by movie producer Roger Corman.
  • 1983 - Corman sold the company to Larry Kupin, Harry Sloane, and Larry A. Thompson, who take the company public. Later that year, Thompson left the company to form his own firm.
  • 1985 - New World created three new divisions:
    • New World International - Distribution of New World content outside the United States.
    • New World Television - Television program production unit (its first output was the soap opera Santa Barbara and the made-for-TV movie Playing With Fire).
    • New World Video - Home video distributor for mainly New World Pictures output.
  • 1986 - New World acquired Highgate Pictures, Learning Corporation of America, and Marvel Comics.

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New World Entertainment (1987-1993)

  • 1987 - New World Pictures changes its name to New World Entertainment to better reflect the company's other divisions besides the film studio; including its purchase of Marvel Comics. Also that year New World almost bought two toy companies, Kenner and Mattel, but both planned acquistions never materialized.
  • 1989 - New World acquired Four Star International, a television production company. Also that year, New World faced a major financial slump and the company began to restructure; first the Marvel Comics division was sold to financier Ronald Perelman, and then the New World Pictures and New World Video divisions were shut down permanently.
  • 1990 - Highgate Pictures and Learning Corporation of America were shut down. The company was on the verge of going out of business, and Perelman (who acquired Marvel from New World a year earlier) purchased the company.
  • 1991 - New World sold much of its non-Marvel television program library to Sony Pictures Entertainment, which Sony later used to reactivate TriStar Television.
  • 1992 - Perelman acquired bankrupt television station group SCI Television from George Gillett.

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New World Communications (1993-1997)

See also: Fox affiliate switches of 1994 The Fox affiliate switches of 1994 constituted some of the most sweeping changes in American television history. ...


In 1993, New World Entertainment purchased stakes in program distributor Genesis Entertainment and infomercial producer Guthy-Renker. Later that year, SCI Television (formerly known as Storer Broadcasting) was folded into New World, and the company changed its name to New World Communications. The television station group was originally comprised of: 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Storer Broadcasting, Inc. ...

1994 brought a number of major deals involving New World. The year began with the acquisition of Argyle Television (the original company; the company was resurrected after the New World deal). Argyle's stations included: WAGA-TV (Channel 5) is a television station in the city of Atlanta. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... WSBK-TV, channel 38, is the Boston, Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire UPN affiliate. ... 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. ... WJBK (FOX2) is the Fox-owned and operated television station in Detroit, Michigan. ... 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... WJW, also known on-air as FOX8, is a television station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting on VHF channel 8. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... WITI-TV , FOX6 Milwaukee, is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... KNSD is an NBC owned-and-operated television station based in San Diego, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... WTVT is a television station in Tampa, Florida. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town, Jook City Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Hearst-Argyle Television, Incorporated, is a broadcasting company in the United States. ...

A month later, New World acquired four stations from Citicasters (formerly known as Taft Broadcasting). These stations were comprised of: KTBC (FOX 7) is the FOX owned-and-operated television station in Austin, Texas. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Area    - City 669. ... WVTM-TV is the NBC affiliate station in the Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa, Alabama 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. ... 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. ... Dallas redirects here. ... KTVI is the Fox owned and operated station in St. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Great American Broadcasting is a renamed company for Taft Broadcasting that used to own Hanna-Barbera and KECO Entertainment. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Because of Federal Communications Commission ownership rules at the time, New World decided to acquire WBRC and WGHP and then place them in a trust for sale to another company. That company would eventually be the News Corporation, who purchased the two stations in 1995. WBRC TV, channel 6, FOX6 is the Fox affiliate in the Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa, Alabama television market. ... 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: 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. ... WDAF TV Channel 4 is The Fox Owned & Operated Television station for The Kansas City Market. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... KSAZ-TV is the owned-and-operated FOX station in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article is about the capital of Arizona. ... The FCCs official seal. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ...


Less than a month after the Citicasters acquisition, and in the wake of Fox's acquisition of the rights to National Football League games (announced some time earlier), News Corporation (Fox's parent company) made a deal with New World which moved the Fox affiliations to most of New World's stations. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from...


Three New World stations were not included in the Fox deal. In Boston, where New World owned WSBK-TV, Fox was already affiliated with WFXT, a station it would later reacquire. In Birmingham, WVTM was not included because WBRC would be sold to Fox directly, and would switch to Fox when its affiliation contract with ABC expired. And, in San Diego, KNSD did not switch because Fox was already on a VHF station, Tijuana, Mexico-based XETV. Both KNSD and WVTM retained their NBC affiliations. WFXT, channel 25, is an owned-and-operated station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. ... Geography Tijuana is a city in northwestern Mexico. ... XETV (FOX6) is the Fox television station serving the San Diego market. ...


Later that year, former NBC Entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff joined the company, and as a result New World acquired his production company. Also, New World acquired the remainder of Genesis Entertainment, which gave New World television distribution capabilities as well as production. It has been suggested that NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... Brandon Tartikoff (July 13, 1949 – August 27, 1997) was a popular NBC executive who was credited with turning around NBCs low prime-time reputation with such hit series as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Family Ties, The Cosby Show, Cheers, Miami Vice, The Golden Girls, Knight Rider, The...


In 1995, New World sold WSBK-TV in Boston to Viacom. As well, Genesis Entertainment was renamed New World-Genesis Distribution. Later, it signed a distribution deal with NBC (Access Hollywood was the only program that came out of the deal, it is now distributed by NBC Universal Television) which also called for ten-year NBC affiliation renewals on the Birmingham and San Diego stations. That year also brought in the acquisition of Cannell Entertainment and Premiere magazine. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Viacom (pronounced with a long i as in eye) began life as CBS Films, the television syndication division of CBS. In 1971, the division was renamed VIACOM (Video & Audio Communications), and in 1973 it was spun off, amid new FCC rules forbidding television networks from owning syndication companies (the rules... Access Hollywood logo used 2001-2005 Access Hollywood is a weekday television entertainment news program covering events and celebrities in the entertainment industry. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Stephen Joseph Cannell, and known professionally as Stephen J. Cannell (born February 5, 1941), (IPA pronunciation: ), is an Emmy award winning American television producer, writer, novelist and occasional actor from the United States. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


In 1996 New World sold the Birmingham and San Diego stations to NBC. In July of that year, News Corporation announced the purchase of the remainder of New World Communications. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


In January 1997, News Corporation completed its acquisition of New World Communications, and New World's television stations placed in the Fox Television Stations division. After the acquisition, New World's production division was shut down; it was able to finish production on existing programs up until that May. In most cases, the individual successor companies normally include their logo in the closing credits in place of the New World globe. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is an incomplete list of Fox Broadcasting Company affiliates. ...


Current rights to New World Pictures/Entertainment/Television library

1971-1983 films

  • TV - CBS Paramount Television
  • Video - New Horizons Home Video

1984-1991 films

  • TV - Warner Bros. Television and Lakeshore Entertainment
  • Video - Anchor Bay Entertainment

Television programs

  • Broadcast - 20th Television (The Big Valley), Lakeshore Entertainment, NBC-Universal Television Distribution (Access Hollywood), Sony Pictures Television (Get a Life, Tour of Duty), Warner Bros. Television (Crime Story, The Wonder Years)
  • Video/DVD - 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Rhino, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The Big Valley was a television Western which ran on ABC from 1965 through 1969. ... Get a Life is the name of a television sitcom that aired on the Fox Network from September 23, 1990 to March 8, 1992. ... In the military, a tour of duty is a period of time spent at sea or assigned to service in a foreign country. ... Crime Story Season 1 From l to r: Bill Campbell, Bill Smitrovich, Dennis Farina, Paul Butler, Steve Ryan Crime Story Season 2 From l to r: Paul Butler, Bill Smitrovich, Dennis Farina Crime Story was an NBC TV series created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson. ... The Wonder Years is an Emmy Award winning television dramedy created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. ...

Former New World-owned television stations

Current DMA# Market Station Years Owned Current Affiliation/Owner
6. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas KDFW 4 1995-97 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
KDFI 27 * My Network TV affiliate owned by Fox
7. Boston, Massachusetts WSBK-TV 38 1993-95 Independent owned by CBS Corporation
9. Atlanta, Georgia WAGA-TV 5 1993-97 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
11. Detroit, Michigan WJBK 2 1993-97 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
12. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida WTVT 13 1993-97 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
13. Phoenix, Arizona KSAZ-TV 10 1994-97 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
17. Cleveland, Ohio WJW 8 1993-97 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
21. St. Louis, Missouri KTVI 2 1995-97 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
27. San Diego, California KNSD 39 1993-96 NBC owned-and-operated (O&O)
(joint venture with LIN Television)
31. Kansas City, Missouri WDAF-TV 4 1994-97 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
34. Milwaukee, Wisconsin WITI 6 1993-97 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
40. Birmingham, Alabama WBRC 6 ** Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
WVTM-TV 13 1995-96 NBC affiliate owned by Media General
47. High Point-Greensboro-Winston-Salem, North Carolina WGHP 8 ** Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
52. Austin, Texas KTBC 7 1995-97 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
  • *Operated by KDFW under a local marketing agreement.
  • **Stations acquired with the purchases of KSAZ-TV and WDAF-TV, but placed in a trust for sale to another company (which turned out to be Fox).

  Results from FactBites:
 
New World Communications - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (933 words)
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.
News Corporation became a major investor in 1994 and purchased the company outright in 1997; the alliance with NewsCorp helped to cement the Fox network as the fourth major U.S. television network.
Also that year, New World faces a major financial slump and the company begins to restructure; first the Marvel Comics division is sold to Ronald Perleman, and then the New World Pictures and New World Video divisions were shut down permanently.
Bridging Cultures with Intuitive Communications - World Learning News (3069 words)
Reach-ing the level at which communication functions as a foundation for building relationships that lead to innovation is the goal—where people become comfortable enough with the mechanics of expressing themselves that conveying a synthesis of nuances, perspectives, and insights occurs naturally.
Intuitively communicating respect to build understanding and potential relationships can bridge cultural limitations and cultivate the kind of trust that, in turn, blurs the line of difference and distance between one "foreign national" and another.
Bhaskar Pant, managing director, World Learning for Business, Brattleboro, VT, an expat twice during his career, suggests that "enabling people to communicate interculturally in a way that produces respectful communication is the key to developing a neutral perception that sheds the typical 'foreigner' vs. 'local' initial standoff.
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