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King Broadcasting announces launch of Northwest Cable News

September 6, 1993

Broadcasting & Cable

In what is being billed as the largest regional news service in the U.S., King Broadasting announced Friday the launch of Northwest Cable News, a 24-hour channel covering news in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. King owns four stations in the Northwest: KING-TV Seattle, KGW-TV Portland, KREM-TV Spokane and KTVB-TV Boise. King said it plans to hire an additional 100 staffers. Stations executives say the creation of the channel was not driven solely by retransmission consent talks, but that King anticipates reaching numerous retransmission agreements involving carriage of the channel. “We believe there is an after-market for this channel far beyond retranmission consent,” said Barry Barth, KREM-TV GM.

Monday, September 6, 1993
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