GCI has completed its purchase of three television stations in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan. The deal means the telecom giant now owns almost every commercial TV station in Southeast Alaska.
KTUU, Channel 2, will go off the air in Juneau and Sitka on Saturday.
The television station known statewide as Channel 2 will stay on the air in Juneau and Sitka through Dec. 6th, while the station and GCI Cable continue to negotiate carriage terms.
It may be months before the Federal Communications Commission rules on GCI’s application to take over two small television stations in Southeast Alaska and one in Anchorage.