| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Monday it finalized its planned purchase of 18 television stations owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group for $370 million.
Those stations, plus another six Barrington stations that Sinclair will...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:25 AM
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.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I started out looking for a needle in a haystack before realizing the real story was the state of the haystack.
I initially set my sights on answering the question of what ABC's eight O&O stations plan to do next year with the key time period (the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Forget New York, Silicon Valley or even Sun Valley: The locus of the action in media M&A this year has been in places like Seattle, St. Louis, Houston and Phoenix.
TV stations in medium and small markets have been changing hands at a torrid pace, fueled...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Bonnie and Clyde" did.
The Skinny: I'm liking "Homeland" again. If I forgot how the show got to where it's got in terms of plots, and just enjoy it for what it is, I roll my eyes a lot less. Anyway, after I...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:00 AM
A new name recently joined the Baltimore skyline: R2integrated.
The digital marketing firm's name replaces a sign that once belonged to the now-defunct Baltimore Examiner.
The orange sign on the side of the 400 E. Pratt Street building is just one...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to buy eight television stations from New Age Media for $90 million, continuing a string of recent station acquisitions.
The stations are spread throughout three markets,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Remember when you had to jiggle an antenna on your TV set to get good reception for a UHF signal?
Well, those days are long gone and the Federal Communications Commission thinks it is time to stop treating a UHF channel as a weak sister to a VHF...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
If the federal government shuts down after midnight Monday, TV and radio stations will see the process for pending license approvals ground to a halt, national parks will stop issuing film permits and a smattering of upcoming congressional hearings will...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:47 PM
The Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to propose eliminating a key component of its television ownership rules that could have significant implications for broadcasters.
Under review is the value the FCC puts on a UHF signal...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Former Baltimore City Circuit Judge Basil A. Thomas, whose legal career spanned more than seven decades, died Friday of congestive heart failure at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 98.
"He's my guy. Basil lived a long and full...