By the late 1970s, however, cable television—then as now, a must for acceptable television reception in some parts of the market, even in the digital era—had gained enough penetration to make a second independent viable. Tribune also filed a breach of contract lawsuit in the Delaware Chancery Court, alleging that Sinclair engaged in protracted negotiations with the FCC and the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division over regulatory issues, refused to sell stations in markets where it already had properties, and proposed divestitures to parties with ties to Sinclair executive chair David D. Smith that were rejected or highly subject to rejection to maintain control over stations it was required to sell. Initially a 2½-hour newscast beginning at 5:30 a.m., Good Day expanded over time into a 5-hour block beginning at 5 a.m. As of 2008, the primetime newscast has done very well against its competition, while the morning newscast has lagged behind. Note: Due to contractual obligations this app does not feature live streaming. On Saturdays, KDVR also produces a 5 p.m. newscast. The sale was finalized on July 14, 2008. Turn on push alerts to get free instant updates from FOX31 Denver KDVR & Colorado's Own Channel 2 KWGN when big stories are breaking. TV Guide had listed a channel 31 in its Denver edition earlier in 1983 (as KX2AEG), but this was a translator station rebroadcasting the Spanish International Network (now Univision). The sale of KDVR and 22 other stations, announced Tuesday by Sinclair as a way of easing FCC and Justice Department worries about media concentration, would only happen after Sinclair’s proposed $3.9 billion merger with Tribune Media is approved. KFCT is a straight simulcast of KDVR; on-air references to KFCT are limited to Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-mandated hourly station identifications during newscasts and other programming. Renaissance then exchanged the station to Fox for that network's KDAF in Dallas-Fort Worth (which was to lose Fox programming to another station in that market) in 1995, making it a network owned-and-operated station (O&O). The station is owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Media Company, as part of a duopoly with CW affiliate KWGN-TV (channel 2). KDVR and its Tribune-owned sister station, KWGN-Channel 2, are two of the 23 stations being sold to Standard Media Group, Meredith Corp. and others — including an unnamed buyer identified as 21st Century Fox in a story by The New York Post. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. On May 9, 2018, it was officially confirmed that Fox Television Stations would indeed buy back KDVR, as part of a $910-million deal that also involved six other Tribune-owned stations (Fox affiliates KTXL, KCPQ/Seattle, KSWB-TV/San Diego, WJW/Cleveland and KSTU/Salt Lake City, and CW affiliate WSFL-TV/Miami). She’ll anchor with Eli Stokols on Sundays. In turn, KDVR would have inherited KWGN's WB affiliation. We are thrilled to move to the Rocky Mountains but will miss beautiful Phoenix and the great ABC15 viewers.”. The station is owned by Tribune Broadcasting, the media arm of private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners, under a local marketing agreement with Tribune-owned CW affiliate KWGN (channel 2). KDVR-Channel 31, Denver’s Fox affiliate, may soon return to its namesake parent instead of becoming a unit of Sinclair Broadcast Group, pending approval from federal regulators.