Channel 7 to buy Channel 56 in Boston

The Boston Globe reported yesterday that the owner of WHDH-TV Channel 7 is set to buy WLVI-TV Channel 56. Globe reporter Jenn Abelson reports that the buyout from the Tribune Co. should result in the lose of 150 jobs in an attempt to capture the Boston youth market with “exependable incomes”.

“Miami media mogul Ed Ansin , who owns WHDH-TV (Channel 7) in Boston, said yesterday that he plans to buy WLVI-TV (Channel 56) for $113.7 million and make over its 10 p.m. newscast to appeal to a younger demographic”

Read the article here.

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