Nexstar Accused Of Sabotaging Black-Owned TV Broadcaster

Law360 (April 4, 2019, 6:27 PM EDT) -- A minority-owned broadcaster has sued Nexstar in New York state court, saying the media behemoth used a sale of three TV stations to curry favor with federal regulators before it gutted the businesses, hoping to buy them back on the cheap.

Marshall Broadcasting Group claims Nexstar — which sold Marshall three stations in Texas, Louisiana and the Quad Cities in 2014 at the behest of the Federal Communications Commission — has spent the past five years trying to undermine them. MBG says Nexstar apparently thought the deal would please the agency and Congress by beefing up ethnic diversity among broadcasters....

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