update: NBC Universal will be keeping WSCV Telemundo 51 in the fold but sell WTVJ NBC 6.
just announced NBC Universal has put WTVJ for sale!
the memo that went out little over an hour ago from John Wallace head of NBC owned stations
From: Wallace, John (NBC Universal) Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:15 PM
To: @NBC Uni TVS All Users
As you know, our business is going through a period of tremendous change. We’re in the process of re-engineering the way we think, shifting our focus from a traditional stations business to becoming full-service local media production centers. We started that transformation in November by changing our name to NBC Local Media, sending a signal to the marketplace about our new direction. We’ve also made two major investments, acquiring LX.TV and Skycastle Entertainment, and significantly increased the resources behind NBC Everywhere, our digital Out of Home operation.These growth investments are an important part of ensuring our long-term viability. They also need to be self-funded. As a result, we’ve taken a hard look at our portfolio and made some difficult decisions about what’s best for our business going forward. To that end, we are putting two of our NBC stations, WTVJ in Miami and WVIT
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