We are a television broadcasting company focused exclusively on the acquisition, development and operation of television stations and interactive community websites in medium-sized markets in the United States.
As of December 31, 2018, we owned and operated 19 full power television stations in 18 markets in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont. Our stations are affiliated with ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, The CW, MNTV and other broadcast television networks.
We believe that medium-sized markets offer significant advantages over large-sized markets. First, because there are fewer well-capitalized acquirers with a medium-market focus, we have been successful in purchasing stations on more favorable terms than acquirers of large market stations. Second, in the majority of our markets only four to six local commercial television stations exist. As a result, we achieve lower programming costs than stations in larger markets because the supply of quality programming exceeds the demand.