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THE COMPANY
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2011
THE COMPANY

NOTE 1—THE COMPANY

Allbritton Communications Company (ACC or the Company) is an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Perpetual Corporation (Perpetual), a Delaware corporation, which is controlled by the Allbritton family. The Company owns ABC network-affiliated television stations serving six geographic markets:

 

Station

  

Market

WJLA    Washington, D.C.
WBMA/WCFT/WJSU    Birmingham (Anniston and Tuscaloosa), Alabama
WHTM    Harrisburg-Lancaster-York-Lebanon, Pennsylvania
KATV    Little Rock, Arkansas
KTUL    Tulsa, Oklahoma
WSET    Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia

The Company also provides 24-hour per day basic cable television programming to the Washington, D.C. market, through NewsChannel 8, primarily focused on regional and local news for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The operations of NewsChannel 8 are integrated with WJLA (WJLA/NewsChannel 8).

The Company owned and operated an ABC network-affiliated television station serving Charleston, South Carolina (WCIV) until August 1, 2009, at which time the equity interests of WCIV were distributed to Perpetual. The Company also owned and operated Politico, a specialized newspaper and Internet site (politico.com), from its launch in 2007 until November 13, 2009, at which time the equity interests of Politico were distributed to Perpetual (see Note 7).

Based upon regular assessments of its operations and internal financial reporting, the Company has determined that it has one reportable segment.