A looked at the merged Tribune/Local

The station portfolio of the new Tribune television group will be nothing short of awesome

PPMs for LA, St. Louis, Pittsburgh

The Nielsen May PPM is a big one and today’s summary covers the delayed LA numbers, along with St. Louis and Pittsburgh. With timing better than that old April / May Arbitron, the numbers give a forecast barometer for programming & positioning, sales & strategy:
Next Media

NextMedia completes Outdoor sale to Lamar

NextMedia Group has completed the sale of NextMedia Outdoor, its outdoor advertising subsidiary, to Lamar Advertising for $145 million. With the completion of the...

Court calls time-out in Comcast-Tennis Channel dispute

In a split vote, the FCC has ordered Comcast to include the Tennis Channel in basic tiers including other sports offerings such as the...

Stocks Slip A Bit

Stocks slipped a bit today, after a yesterday’s high. The Federal Reserve indicated that they may raise interest-rates in the upcoming December meeting. Radio...
NAB Crystal Radio Awards

Crystal Radio Award winners named

The NAB has named 10 winners of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for...

ATBA to FCC: Don’t dismantle LPTV, translators

The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance has filed ex parte comments with FCC in GN Docket 12-268, the Spectrum Incentive Auction. These comments
Dish Network

Dish drops plans to aim Blockbuster at Netflix

Plans broke down when regulators took longer than expected with satellite transmission approvals.

Bayou City Broadcasting to buy Nexstar’s WEVV-TV

Bayou City Broadcasting Evansville Inc, has entered into an agreement to buy the CBS affiliate WEVV in Evansville, Indiana from Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. for $18.6 million. Kalil & Co. is the exclusive broker for this deal.
CBS Radio

Ed Sheeran to headline CBS Radio concert

Three-time Grammy nominated artist Ed Sheeran will play a one-of-a-kind show on Ellis Island National Monument, presented by CBS Radio, on Friday, 6/13. Sheeran has been staging “Multiply Days” – consisting of a number of ever-growing, intimate performances in a single day - around the globe in anticipation of his new album, x (pronounced ‘multiply’). “Ed On Ellis” will be the largest in a series of shows during the U.S. installment of “Multiply Day” in New York City.
Greater Media, Inc.

American Forces Network adds Bob & Sheri

Greater Media announced that “Joe Radio” on the American Forces Network will launch The Bob & Sheri Show on 4/8 as the new morning...

McGavren Guild loses two top execs

RBR-TVBR sources tell us that the radio rep company lost two executives in the past few days: CFO/COO Barry Fischer

Ohio Supreme Court rules with OSU against ESPN

The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with Ohio State University in a lawsuit brought by ESPN. The company brought the suit after it said...

Liberty Media weighs in on Charter’s TWC bid

Liberty released the following statement from its Chairman, John Malone, and its President and CEO, Greg Maffei, regarding support for
Comcast and NBCU

NBCU passes $1 Billion on Olympics ad sales

NBCUniversal has sold $1 billion of national television and digital advertising for its coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the most ever for...