Allbritton Communications

Media General to Buy LIN Media for $1.6 Billion

Consolidation in the TV business continues unabated, as Media General on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire LIN Media for $1.6 billion.

FCC Chairman’s Proposal to Prohibit Joint Sales Deals Strikes Partisan Nerve

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to inhibit joint sales agreements between TV stations is already shaping up to be a fight that will split along party lines.

Capital NY Tweaks Prices Ahead of Paywall

Capital New York has tweaked its pricing as it prepares to start charging for e-newsletters and news coverage today (Feb. 11), making it the latest startup to test consumers' willingness pay for news.

Sinclair to Buy Allbritton TV Station Group

A lot of TV groups would like to own a TV station in the nation's capital, but in the end the group next door got it done. Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Monday it has a deal to purchase Allbritton's seven ABC affiliates, including WJLA in Washington, D.C., and local cable channel NewsChannel 8, for $985 million.

Politico Owner Puts TV Stations on the Block

Longtime TV owner Allbritton Communications is looking to get out of the TV business to devote all its resources to Politico and other new media. Robert Allbritton, the 44-year-old publisher of Politico, revealed his plans in a memo to employees this morning.