SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):||January 2, 2008|
ION Media Networks, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|601 Clearwater Park Road, West Palm Beach, Florida||33401|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||561-659-4122|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On January 2, 2008, ION Media Networks, Inc. (the "Company") announced that on December 26, 2007 it closed the previously-announced purchase of the assets of television station WPXX, serving the Memphis market, and television station WPXL, serving the New Orleans market, for an aggregate purchase price of $36.0 million from Flinn Broadcasting Corporation. The Company has been operating each of these stations pursuant to time brokerage agreements.
The Company has furnished the press release announcing the station acquisitions as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K. Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following item is furnished as an Exhibit to this report:
99.1 Press Release of ION Media Networks, Inc. dated January 2, 2008.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ION Media Networks, Inc.|
|January 2, 2008||By:||
Adam K. Weinstein
|Name: Adam K. Weinstein|
|Title: Senior Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer|
|Press Release of ION Media Networks, Inc. dated January 2, 2008.|