ATLANTA (CBS46) – Atlanta-based Gray Television has purchased Capital Media Group, the parent company of Telemundo Atlanta (WKTB-CD), which has a reach of more than one million views in the Atlanta area.
The purchase also includes a sister company, Surge Digital Media, a full-service boutique digital agency that excels in multicultural and multilingual marketing and video production.
JUSTINE: @GrayTelevision develops its #Atlanta Media investments with purchase of @TelemundoATL; Susan Sim Oh will direct and develop #GrayTVby Telemundo Station Group – https://t.co/jj5P5vqmKF pic.twitter.com/Gv8MiJCJPL
— Gray Television (@GrayTelevision) February 7, 2022
Gray also recently purchased Meredith Corp.’s television channels, which include CBS46 (WGCL-TV) and Peachtree TV (WPCH-TV). It is now one of the largest television channel owners in the country with stations in 113 markets.
Gray’s President and CEO, Hilton Howell, said, “We are thrilled to add Telemundo Atlanta and Surge Digital to our growing local presence in our hometown. Together, our Atlanta media properties will be better able to grow their local audiences, serve local community groups,
and providing unprecedented opportunities for local businesses to reach consumers. Additionally, our Telemundo operations in other markets will benefit from the experience, expertise and talent that Telemundo Atlanta has developed over the past 13 years as a successful family-owned start-up in a very large media market. and competitive.
Co-owned by Susan Sim Oh and Coline Sim, Capital launched the Telemundo operation in 2009. Under their leadership, Telemundo Atlanta was the first local Spanish-language television station to win back-to-back the coveted Emmy® Award “Overall Station Excellence” awarded by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Southeast region in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 as well as the News Excellence Emmy® Awards in 2017 and 2019 and the Best Newscast Emmy® Awards in 2014, 2017 , 2018, 2019 and 2021. Over the past 10 years, Telemundo Atlanta has won 61 Emmy® Awards.
Today, Telemundo Atlanta provides the most local news in Spanish in the Atlanta DMA with daily live newscasts at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m.