This article appeared on FTVLive today. It is true according to people involved and NBC executives have confirmed it.
NBC 6 Sale hits a snag:
“It appears that the WTVJ (NBC O&O Miami) sale maybe in trouble.Insiders tell FTVLive that the Department of Justice has been in Miami and looked at the client lists for the two stations and there’s concern that Post Newsweek may have too much of the market and the deal could be in trouble.If so, this is a big issue for the NBC-Local Media Group. They needed the money from the WTVJ sale to cover budget misses. If the sale doesn’t go through, you could be looking at some more very deep cuts at the O&O’s”
The one bad side of it is that Dave Boyland told several people that the sale will still go through. It just may be delayed until February.