| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Here we go again: In the latest blackout to hit the pay TV biz, Dish Network customers lost access to 18 television stations run by broadcasting group Media General at midnight Tuesday, after the parties couldn't work out a deal.
The blackout of Media...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Who would have thought a year ago that TV stations in markets like Tucson, Ariz.; Fresno, Calif.; and Birmingham, Ala., would suddenly be hot acquisition properties?
Station sales have been on fire this year, thanks to the tailwinds provided by growing...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Gannett Co.'s proposed acquisition of Belo Corp. is the latest in a slew of deals in the television industry.
Last week, Media General acquired Young Broadcasting to create a company that will own 30 TV stations in 27 markets. In April, Sinclair...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Shares of Media General Inc. jumped as much as 29% Thursday morning after the company announced it will merge with privately held Young Broadcasting in an all-stock deal.
The combined company will own or operate 30 TV stations in 27 markets,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:31 PM
For a locally based business, babies and moms come first -- on TV and online.
BabyFirst, a TV channel dedicated to mothers and children, has recently become a $1.99 a month premium channel on YouTube, and the Century City-based company intends to get...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:10 PM
DreamWorks Animation is turning to the Australian outback for inspiration for its first full-on animated musical.
The Glendale-based studio said it had tapped award-winning composer, actor and writer Tim Minchin to help create a musical project called...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett had opinions to spare Friday, when he dished on JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon, Wells Fargo’s home lending prowess, the future of the euro and newspapers, Facebook and more.
“I’ve had enough mistakes of...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Baltimore television stations expected little in the way of political advertising this election year. Then the fight over expanded gambling in Maryland erupted, pitting deep-pocketed casino companies against each other.
The barrage of ads urging...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:11 AM
Former paperboy and current Omaha, Neb., billionaire Warren Buffett is throwing the weight of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. behind the newspaper industry, buying the majority of Media General Inc.’s papers months after picking up his hometown publication....
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Billionaire financier Warren Buffett already has his hands in newspapers, jewelry, insurance and other holdings. Now, with the acquisition of Oriental Trading Co., the 82-year-old can add party planning.
Buffett said Friday that his Berkshire Hathaway...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Want a “power lunch” with billionaire financier Warren Buffett? Get ready to shell out at least $420,600 for the privilege.
So far, that’s the top bid in an annual charity auction to dine with seven friends and Buffett at Smith &...