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  • TV Station Mega Merger: Media General, LIN Set $1.6 Billion Deal

    Station groups Media General and LIN are poised to merge in a $1.6 billion cash and stock deal that will create the nation's second-largest pure-play broadcast group. The combination will bring together 74 stations, most of the network affiliates, in...
  • 'Divergent' to dominate. Many Dodger fans out at home.

    'Divergent' to dominate. Many Dodger fans out at home.
    After the coffee. Before checking my brackets! The Skinny: I'm feeling a little better today but am not at 100%. But I'm here for you as always. Friday's roundup includes the weekend box office forecast and my story on the Dodger channel's struggle to...
  • Media General acquiring LIN Media for $1.6 billion

    Media General is acquiring LIN Media for $1.6 billion in stock and cash, the companies said Friday. The combination of Media General and LIN will create a local broadcasting giant that will own and operate 74 television stations in 46 mostly midsized...
  • FCC issues new rules that crack down on local TV partnerships

    FCC issues new rules that crack down on local TV partnerships
    The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules Monday that will greatly reduce and potentially bring to an end the popular practice of business partnerships between competing local television stations. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said such...
  • Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision to Boost TV, Radio

    As public interest groups were quick to decry the Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday that removes the aggregate limits on an individual's total contributions to candidates, there is a possible beneficiary to the loosening of the restrictions: Local...
  • Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision to Give TV Stations a Spending Windfall

    April 2 was like Christmas for TV station groups. The Supreme Court's latest decision striking down limits on political campaign contributions promises to inject more velocity into the gusher of ad dollars flowing to local TV and radio stations. The high...
  • CBS To Launch New Courtshow From Judge Judy In Fall

    Judge Judy will be bringing daytime viewers back to the bench in the fall, this time with a new show. "Hot Bench," from CBS TV Distribution, has been sold in 75% of the country, including stations in the CBS TV Stations, Tribune Broadcasting Company,...
  • Federal court in Utah sides with broadcasters against Aereo

    Federal court in Utah sides with broadcasters against Aereo
    Aereo's streak of legal victories over the broadcasting industry has come to an end. The startup company, which sends broadcast television signals to consumers via the Internet, will have to shut down its operations in Utah and Colorado thanks to a...
  • FCC Poised To Move Against 'Sidecar' Pacts Among Owners of Local Stations

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected Thursday to take moves against arrangements among local stations that he believes crimp local competition and put upward pressure on the prices consumers pay for cable service. Wheeler is...
  • Sony makes cuts. CNN ratings fly high. Inside the Golden Globes.

    Sony makes cuts. CNN ratings fly high. Inside the Golden Globes.
    After the coffee. Before getting into my March Madness zone. The Skinny: I finished reading "Kitty Genovese" by Kevin Cook about the infamous 1964 murder. While Cook does a good job of shooting holes into the accepted story about the horrendous crime,...
  • NBC wraps upfront. Can 'Elysium' be a slump buster?

    NBC wraps upfront. Can 'Elysium' be a slump buster?
    After the coffee. Before saying goodbye to July. The Skinny: You know you need a vacation when you wake up and don't know what day it is. I did get a chance to get to Dodger Stadium last night, but unfortunately the Yankees lost. Wednesday's...
  • Sen. Rockefeller asks FCC to delay backing deals between TV stations

    Sen. Rockefeller asks FCC to delay backing deals between TV stations
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee, wants the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on approving any big television deals until a report on consolidation in the broadcasting industry is released. A...