Sale of TV stations to GCI approved.

The Federal Communications Commission has granted Denali Media, a subsidiary of GCI, the go–ahead to buy three television stations in Alaska: CBS affiliate KTVA in Anchorage, and NBC affiliates KSCT in Sitka and KATH in Juneau.

Led by Anchorage broadcast powerhouse KTUU, an NBC affiliate, broadcasters from around the state had urged the FCC to take measures that would ensure GCI would continue to be a fair conduit for local programming.

They sought restrictions that would prevent GCI from charging exorbitant rates, assigning unfavorable channel positions, or bypassing local programming altogether.

The FCC order authorizing the sale contains no restrictions.