| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:30 AM
In a major victory for the broadcast television industry, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo — the start-up tech firm that distributes local television signals over the Internet — is illegal.
The 6-3 decision in the case of ABC vs. Aereo...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:20 AM
In its ruling against the TV streaming company Aereo Inc., the Supreme Court has removed one of the most visible threats to the pay-TV industry's notoriously expensive bundle.
Aereo uses tiny antennas to deliver over-the-air TV signals via the Internet....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
(Palo Alto, Calif.) -- A court victory by Aereo would be enormously disruptive for broadcasters, many of whom have not yet found a way to meet consumer demand for mobile video.
Yet according to one broadcasting exec, an Aereo victory might be just the...
| Feb 16, 2014
The deal to buy 1st Mariner Bank started with an irresistible offer — to two men who had nothing to do with the company.
Howard Feinglass, a Baltimore native running a New York investment firm, saw potential in the struggling bank headquartered...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to buy back up to $100 million of its common shares.
"We strongly believe in the long-term outlook of our company and our business model and disagree with the market's current discounted view on broadcast," said...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:56 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. capped a year of strong broadcast revenue growth and station acquisitions with a 33 percent jump in fourth-quarter sales but a drop in profit as the Hunt Valley company paid off debt.
The broadcaster reported income of $2....
| May 29, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The nation's biggest owner of TV stations has told the Federal Communications Commission it is surrendering the licenses for three of its properties in response to a recent rule change by the regulatory agency.
Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group,...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Gannett Co. loves Texas.
The company struck a deal to acquire six television stations in the Lone Star State from London Broadcasting Co. for $215 million. The stations are in mostly small markets including Waco, Beaumont and Corpus Christi.
| May 14, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Date: March 29
Her story: Honor Reeling, 26, grew up in Fallston and Bel Air. She works in human resources at Sinclair Broadcast Group in Hunt Valley. Her father, Wilber Reeling, lives in Perryville. Her mother, Kimberly Wagner, and stepfather,...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:50 PM
AT&T is acquiring satellite broadcaster DirecTV for nearly $49 billion, the latest in a series of big deals that are transforming the media and telecommunications landscape.
The purchase will turn AT&T into a massive player in the pay-television space...