Qualis Television Stations Group was an American international media company that owns and operates independent radio and television stations around the world. It is headquartered in New York City, New York.


Zits International Stations

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In 1995, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Viacom Corporation, MCA (shortly before being bought out by Seagram's), News Corporation and investor Robert W. Stainton formed ZIS, then legally known as Zits International Television Stations, after acquiring television stations in Asia, Oceania and Africa. It's legal name changed to the current widely-used name in 2006.

Around 2000, MCA/Seagram's stake in the venture was transferred to Vivendi as part of the Vivendi-Universal merger.

Around late 2004 and early 2005, the ownership shifted drastically. Vivendi-Universal divested it's Universal Studios-related assets around late 2004, while MGM filed for bankrputcy that February, and, starting from March until January the following year, Viacom split into the newer Viacom and CBS. Their stakes were given to Robert W Stainton in 2005. In May 2013, shortly before spliting into News Corp and 21st Century Fox, then-co-owner News Corporation sold their stakes to Stainton.

Around 2015, he created Stainton Enterprises to hold his assets, but it became bankrupt around 2017, after sexual harassment suits. In 2018, Zits International Stations announced that it was set to be acquired by Qualis for $65 million.

Qualis Television Stations Group

It was announced that Qualis Television Stations Group would be established on January 20, 2019, to hold the television stations worldwide set to be sold to Champion Digital Broadcasting. Some were sold off to Hyper Holdings, and while those transactions have been completed, the Champion deal has yet to come to fruition.

After restructure, they closed down several radio stations, and established a radio network called Qualis Radio, airing in the New York & Chicago metropolitan areas in the United States, and the Metro Manila area in the Philippines.

In August 2019, they will sell all of their television stations to Champion Digital Broadcasting and shut down operations.

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