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Topic: Media General

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…

Media General Lashes Back at Dish in FCC Filing

Carriage deal expired Oct. 1

The retransmission fight between Media General and Dish is now being waged at the Federal Communications Commission. In a filing with the agency, Media General all but called Dish a…

Dish Takes Retransmission Standoff With Media General to FCC

Accuses broadcaster of failing to negotiate in good faith

Dish Network took its retransmission fight with Media General to the Federal Communications Commission, filing a complaint against the broadcaster for not negotiating in good faith. Since Oct. 1, Media General…

Supreme Court Won't Examine Media Ownership Rules

Rules have been tied up in lower courts for decades

Media companies, in general, want to be able to own lots of other media companies, regardless of whether these companies compete in the same market. But broadcasters and newspaper companies…

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