Tribune Sells Boston TV Station for $113.7M

Tribune Company, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times newspapers, sold WLVI-TV in Boston to Sunbean Television Corp. for $113.7 million.

Tribune acquired WLVI-TV in 1994 from Gannett Co. Inc. for $25 million. The sale is final upon approval by the Tribune’s board of directors.

The move is part of the Tribune’s performance improvement plan and includes at least $500 million in asset sales. Approximately $420 million have been identified thus far.

Tribune on Aug. 7 sold WATL-TV in Atlanta for $180 million in cash. In July, they sold 2.8 million shares of Time Warner common stock for net proceeds of $46 million.

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