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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…

March 21, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

FCC Approves Gannett and Tribune Acquisitions Gannett set to become 4th largest owner of network affiliates

The Federal Communications Commission has approved two of the year's biggest TV station deals involving the sale of nearly 40 stations: Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo and Tribune's $2.73…

December 20, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

Gannett Is Set to Become the 4th Largest Owner of Broadcast TV Affiliates Department of Justice puts minimal restrictions on the purchase of Belo

No doubt some in Washington will think the Dept. of Justice let Gannett off easy. In order to close its purchase of Belo, the DOJ Monday required Gannett to divest…

December 16, 2013, 2:51 PM EST

DOJ Asks for More Information About Gannett's Purchase of Belo Companies still expect to close deal by end of year

The Department of Justice asked Gannett and Belo for more information about Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo, the companies said Friday. Announced in June, the merger would double Gannett's TV…

August 23, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

Is the FCC Making a Move to Stop TV Groups From Getting Any Bigger? Proposed rule could change how TV stations are counted toward national ownership cap

Acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn may have turned activist. In a bold move, Clyburn has circulated an item aimed at making sure TV groups don't get any bigger. Over…

August 2, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

Public Interest Groups, Cable Companies Oppose Gannett-Belo Merger File separate petitions to FCC aiming to limit new TV super unit

Gannett's $2.2 billion deal to buy Belo to become a 43 TV station super group is opening up some old-media consolidation wounds in Washington. Several public interest groups representing newspaper and…

July 25, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

Gannett to Buy Broadcaster Belo for $2.2 Billion Deal will nearly double newspaper firm's TV holdings

The TV broadcasting business has just gotten a major vote of confidence from Gannett, the No. 1 U.S. newspaper company. This morning, Gannett announced that it agreed to buy regional…

June 13, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

More Newspapers Hopeful About Paid Content, Thanks to Tablets Digital shift could change newspaper revenue model

There finally seems to be some optimism in the newspaper business. Thanks to the consumer's love affair with the iPad, newspapers have discovered that people will pay for content. "You only…

April 3, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT

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