Sunbeam Television Corporation is a broadcasting company based in Miami, Florida, owned by Edmund N. ("Ed") Ansin. While the company only has 3 stations in it's family, these stations are usually highly rated. In Boston, WHDH is usually 2nd behind WCVB-TV, except @ 11 PM, WBZ is #1, followed by WHDH. However, WLVI is far behind WFXT on their news @ 10, lower than that of the previous owner, Tribune.

Sunbeam Television was founded in 1962, when they acquired WCKT-TV in Miami (now WSVN) from the COX & Knight publishing families, whose company, Biscayne Television Corporation, lost it's license. Sunbeam was acquired by Ansin in 1983.

WCKT-TV/WSVN was Sunbeam's lone property until 1993, when they acquired Boston TV station, WHDH-TV, from New England Television.

On September 14 2006, it was announced that Boston's CW affiliate, WLVI-TV, would be sold by the Tribune Company to Sunbeam for 113.7 million dollars. The sale was approved in late November of 2006 & Sunbeam took control of the station on December 18, 2006.


City of license/Market Station Channel
Owned Since Affiliation
Boston, Massachusetts WHDH-TV 7 / 42 1993 NBC
Cambridge / Boston, Massachusetts WLVI-TV 56 / 41 2006 The CW
Miami, Florida WSVN 7 / 8 1962 FOX

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