| 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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Kai Jackson, whose departure from WJZ after more than 20 years was first reported here last month, said Thursday that he will be joining Sinclair Broadcasting as its national correspondent based in Washington, D.C.
"Yes, I'm going to Sinclair,"...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Earlier this month, Roberts Broadcasting sold three TV stations to ION Media for $7.75 million.
The deal is tiny compared with the recent acquisitions of Belo Broadcasting by Gannett Co. and Local TV Holdings by Tribune Co., both of which were for...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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,...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:27 PM
All the TV stations in Baltimore say they’re the ones to turn to for breaking news.
Coverage of a shooting Saturday morning at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead put those promises to the test in a major way. Not everyone passed.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
So far this year, 223 local TV stations have changed hands. This is the biggest wave of media consolidation ever — and it's all happening in small and mid-level markets, involving companies most people have never heard of.
Leading this wave is...