All Entries in June, 2008

NAB’s DC DTV shelter scatter

Washington DC has a lot of off-air TV viewers, and acting on the theory that many of them also use the city’s bus system,...

Just how many spots will be lost?

We asked Media Monitors to do a spot load analysis of Anheuser-Busch, after the hard news yesterday that the company is virtually scrapping its...

News Corp. and partner bid to buy out NDS shareholders

News Corporation and companies affiliated with funds advised by Permira Advisers LLP have made a bid to buy all of the shares of NDS...

Jerry Lee Centre dedicated in England

If you know WBEB-FM Philadelphia owner Jerry Lee very well, you know that his interests extend far beyond radio. He was in Cambridge, England...

Local.com partners with White Directory Publishers

Local.com, a leading local search site and network, announced a sales partnership with White Directory Publishers, a division of Hearst Holdings. The partnership allows...

Telemundo, Ford partner for “Amores de Luna”

Telemundo Communications Group is teaming up Ford to launch “Amores de Luna,” a branded TV, online and mobile advertising campaign in the form of...

Republican commissioners hail court video competition decision

Both FCC Chairnan Kevin Martin and Commissioner Robert McDowell praised a 6th Circuit decision that will help pave the way for telco entry into...

Close encounter in Tennessee

According to brokerage Kalil & Co., the sale of a sixpack of stations in Tennessee from Clear Channel to Crossville-based Peg Broadcasting Crossville LLC,...

Transactions: 7-01-08

$2,077,673 KSTC-AM/KNNG-FM Sterling CO, KNEC-FM Yuma CO & KECK-FM Eckley CO from William Arnold, Receiver for Track 1 Media to Arnold Broadcasting Inc. (William...

Nexstar sells notes in private offering

Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that its subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., sold $35,623,410 aggregate principal amount of newly issued Senior Subordinated PIK Notes due January...

VSS acquires majority stake in Brand Connections

Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a private equity firm focused on media, information and education industries, has acquired a majority stake in Brand Connections. The...

Sirius sees bright financial future – if it gets to merge with XM

Sirius Satellite Radio has issued upbeat financial guidance for 2009, including, for the first year ever, positive EBITDA and positive FCF. Of course, that...

Triton Media Group buys Radio Companion

Triton Media Group, the leading supplier of digital products and services to the media industry, announced the acquisition of Radio Companion, a web application...

AOL’s “The Black Voices Weekly Wire” launches, sponsored by Toyota

Black Voices, BlackVoices.com, launched The Black Voices Weekly Wire, blackvoices.com/the-weekly-wire, a weekly three-minute video recap of top entertainment news. Toyota Motor Sales, USA is...

"WaMu LIVE!" effort using radio

WaMu has expanded the benefits of its popular WaMu LIVE! entertainment platform to offer customers exclusive content from popular music artists, enhanced ticket access...