|Predecessor||TVX Broadcast Group|
|Fate||Folded into the Viacom Television Stations Group in 2001 (later renamed CBS Television Stations in 2006)|
|Successor||CBS News and Stations|
|Parent||Paramount Pictures/Paramount Communications (1991-1995)|
Paramount Stations Group (sometimes abbreviated as PSG) was a company that controlled a group of American broadcast television stations. The company existed from 1991 until 2001.
Paramount Communications, the then-parent company of Paramount Pictures, formed the Paramount Stations Group in 1991 after buying out the remaining stake in TVX Broadcast Group that it did not already own. At the time of the transition in 1991, the group consisted of six outlets: Fox affiliates KRRT (now KMYS) in the San Antonio area, WLFL-TV in Raleigh, and WTXF-TV in Philadelphia; and independent stations KTXA in Fort Worth, KTXH in Houston, and WDCA in Washington, D.C. Shortly thereafter, the group began its expansion with its purchase of then-Fox affiliate WKBD-TV in Detroit from Cox Enterprises in 1993.
The original incarnation of Viacom purchased Paramount in 1993, with the deal closing in March 1994; Viacom's existing group of CBS- and NBC-affiliated stations continued to be run separately from the Paramount stations until December 1995, when they were folded into PSG. Viacom also included its part-time LMA with WVIT, that of WTXX. Shortly afterward, Viacom entered into a joint venture with Chris-Craft Industries, which owned several television stations as part of its United Television subsidiary, to launch the United Paramount Network (UPN). Four of PSG's original six stations, along with several acquisitions such as WSBK-TV in Boston, and WTXX in Waterbury, which Viacom operated through a LMA with WVIT, became charter affiliates of the network when UPN launched in January 1995.
PSG sold off three of its original six stations as well; WLFL, KRRT, and WTXF were sold to other companies, with the latter becoming a Fox-owned station. To make up for the loss of its Philadelphia-owned station, PSG acquired Philadelphia independent station WGBS-TV and its call letters were changed to WPSG-TV, and the UPN affiliation was moved there. The company eventually divested itself of the CBS and NBC stations it held and purchased more UPN affiliates as the 1990s continued.
Airing since 1992 in Sweden and other European countries, 4 of the group's independent stations began in late December 1993 testing Video Games Challenge, interactive via the phone game show produced by Invisible Cities of Los Angeles and Big Band Productions of Sweden. In February 2000, Paramount Stations Group and ACME Communications reached an agreement.
In 2000, PSG acquired Chris-Craft's stake in UPN, shortly thereafter, Chris-Craft exited broadcasting and sold most of its stations to News Corporation's Fox Television Stations unit.
PSG was folded the next year after Viacom completed its merger with CBS. The remaining PSG stations were merged with the CBS owned-and-operated stations to form the Viacom Television Stations Group. Today, that group is called the CBS Television Stations Group.
Stations are arranged alphabetically by state and by community of license.[a]
|City of license / Market||Station||
|Sacramento–Stockton–Modesto, CA||KMAX-TV||31 (21)||1998–2001||The CW affiliate owned by Paramount Global|
|New Britain–Hartford–New Haven, CT||WVIT||30 (35)||1995–1997[b]||NBC owned-and-operated (O&O)|
|WTXX||20 (33)||1995-1997[c]||The CW affiliate, WCCT, owned by Tegna Inc.|
|Washington, D.C.||WDCA||20 (35)||1991–2001||MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated (O&O) by Fox Television Stations|
|Fort Pierce–West Palm Beach, FL||WTVX||34 (34)||1997–2001[d]||The CW affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Miami–Fort Lauderdale, FL||WBFS-TV||33 (32)||1995–2001||Independent station owned by Paramount Global|
|St. Petersburg–Tampa, FL||WTOG||44 (44)||1996–2001||The CW affiliate owned by Paramount Global|
|Atlanta, GA||WUPA||69 (43)||1995–2001||The CW affiliate owned by Paramount Global|
|Marion–Indianapolis, IN||WNDY-TV||23 (32)||1999–2001||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Circle City Broadcasting|
|Hutchinson–Wichita, KS||KSCC||36 (35)||2001[e]||MyNetworkTV affiliate, KMTW, owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company[f]|
|Slidell–New Orleans, LA||WUPL||54 (24)||1997–2001||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Tegna|
|Boston, MA||WSBK-TV||38 (39)||1995–2001||Independent station owned by Paramount Global|
|New Bedford, MA–Providence, RI||WLWC||28 (22)||1997–2001[d]||Court TV affiliate owned by Inyo Broadcast Holdings|
|Detroit, MI||WKBD-TV||50 (14)||1993–2001||The CW affiliate owned by Paramount Global|
|St. Louis, MO||KMOV||4 (24)||1995–1997[b]||CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|Albany–Schenectady–Troy, NY||WNYT||13 (12)||1995–1996[b]||NBC affiliate owned by Hubbard Broadcasting|
|Rochester, NY||WHEC-TV||10 (10)||1995–1996[b]||NBC affiliate owned by Hubbard Broadcasting|
|Raleigh–Durham–Fayetteville, NC||WLFL-TV||22 (27)||1991–1994||The CW affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Chillicothe–Columbus, OH||WWHO||53 (46)||1997–2001||The CW affiliate owned by Manhan Media, Inc.[g]|
|Oklahoma City, OK||KAUT-TV||43 (40)||1998–2001||Independent station owned by Nexstar Media Group|
|Jeannette–Pittsburgh, PA||WNPA-TV||19 (11)||1998–2001||The CW affiliate, WPCW, owned by Paramount Global|
|Philadelphia, PA||WTXF-TV||29 (42)||1991–1995||Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)|
|WPSG||57 (32)||1995–2001||The CW affiliate owned by Paramount Global|
|Fort Worth–Dallas, TX||KTXA||21 (29)||1991–2001||Independent station owned by Paramount Global|
|Houston, TX||KTXH||20 (19)||1991–2001||MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated (O&O) by Fox Television Stations|
|Kerrville–San Antonio, TX||KRRT||35 (32)||1991–1995||Dabl affiliate, KMYS, owned by Deerfield Media[g]|
|Portsmouth–Norfolk–Newport News, VA||WGNT||27 (50)||1997–2001||The CW affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company|
|Tacoma–Seattle, WA||KSTW||11 (11)||1997–2001||The CW affiliate owned by Paramount Global|
|KIRO-TV||7 (39)||1997||CBS affiliate owned by the Cox Media Group|