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  • Free Press report critical of media consolidation and FCC

    A new report from the media watch dog group Free Press accuses the Federal Communications Commission of turning a blind eye toward media consolidation in the television industry. The study -- "Cease to Resist: How the FCC's Failure to Enforce Its...
  • Having an Aereo service won't necessarily solve retransmission dilemma

    Are pay-TV distributors DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications looking to create their own version of Aereo -- the start-up that transmits the over-the-air broadcast television signals to consumers via the Internet? That's what a story...
  • Sinclair Broadcast agrees to buy Titan Television for $115 million

    Sinclair Broadcast agrees to buy Titan Television for $115 million
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced Tuesday it has agreed to buy Titan Television Broadcast Group, owner of four television stations in three markets, for $115.35 million. As part of the deal, Hunt Valley-based Sinclair will take over Titan's...
  • 'The Conjuring' steamrolls 'R.I.P.D.'; Maria Bartiromo in play?

    'The Conjuring' steamrolls 'R.I.P.D.'; Maria Bartiromo in play?
    After the coffee. Before gearing up for yet another TV press tour. The Skinny: I caught up on the last two episodes of CBS's "Under the Dome" over the weekend. I've decided viewers needs to watch "Under the Dome" as if they were watching "Sharknado."...
  • Sinclair Broadcast buying eight stations for nearly $1B

    Sinclair Broadcast buying eight stations for nearly $1B
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s buying spree continued Monday when the Hunt Valley broadcaster announced its largest deal to date at nearly $1 billion. Sinclair plans to buy eight larger-market television stations, including NewsChannel 8 and the ABC...
  • Sinclair buys Allbritton stations for $985 million

    The consolidation of the television industry continued Monday with Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group striking a $985-million deal to acquire Allbritton Communications, owner of seven television stations. For Sinclair, this is the second major...
  • Time Warner Cable and CBS play chicken. Sotelo exit plot twist.

    Time Warner Cable and CBS play chicken. Sotelo exit plot twist.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out when to sneak a nap.  The Skinny: I worked from 5:30 a.m. to midnight Monday so I'm very groggy this morning. You can thank me later for making sure no one missed one minute of the craziness between Time Warner...
  • Sinclair plans to create 'hybrid' cable TV news channel

    Sinclair plans to create 'hybrid' cable TV news channel
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to create a new cable television news channel with a blend of local and national programming and bring it to cities across the United States over the next couple of years, CEO David Smith said Tuesday. Smith...
  • Black ownership of commercial TV stations nonexistent, watchdog says

    Black ownership of commercial TV stations nonexistent, watchdog says
    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...
  • Sinclair Broadcast profits up 38 percent in third quarter

    Sinclair Broadcast profits up 38 percent in third quarter
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. saw profit for the third quarter jump 38 percent, benefiting from strength in television advertising and growth in revenue from fees broadcasters charge cable TV companies to carry their signals. The Hunt Valley-based TV...
  • Something's happening to local news

    Something's happening to local news
    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...