Topic: Allbritton Communications

Media General to Buy LIN Media for $1.6 Billion

Deal creates the second-largest pure-play TV group

Consolidation in the TV business continues unabated, as Media General on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire LIN Media for $1.6 billion. Pending regulatory approval, the combined group will include…

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

Commissioner O'Rielly says new rule is not in the public interest

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. With Commissioner…

Capital NY Tweaks Prices Ahead of Paywall

Free content becomes paid on Feb. 11

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…

Sinclair to Buy Allbritton TV Station Group

$985 million deal gives Sinclair coveted D.C.-area news channel

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…

Politico Owner Puts TV Stations on the Block

Plans to invest more in Politico and other new media

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…