SJL Broadcast acquiring KITV Honolulu from Hearst TV

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SJL is acquiring KITV Honolulu from Hearst Television. Terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, were not disclosed. It is expected to close later this year.

“Hearst Television is proud of its ownership of KITV over the past 18 years and of our KITV colleagues,” said Hearst TV in a statement. “We’ll continue to work with the KITV team during the transition.”

George Lilly is a principal at SJL. He did not return a call at presstime.

KITV is an ABC affiliate. Honolulu’s Star-Advertiser had previously reported the sale.

SJL sold WTVG and WJRT Flint to Gray TV for $128 million last year.

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