Gannett Co. has ended discussions to acquire Tronc, publisher of newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. In a terse statement Tuesday, Gannett said, “Gannett Co. Inc…
Two of the nation’s bigger publishers of newspapers remained quiet Friday about the fate of a proposed merger that would have united the owner of USA Today with the publisher of The Los Angeles Times…
The American Cable Assn., Time Warner Cable and DirecTV are objecting to a part of Gannett’s proposed $2.2 billion acquisition of Belo Corp.’s broadcast stations, saying that the deal threatens to…
The station marketplace is morphing into mega groups as owners seek economies of scale.
Legendary Entertainment has found a new home: NBCUniversal, as it ends an eight-year relationship with Warner Bros. Deal is expected to be announced Wednesday, sources tell Variety.
Tribune Co., doubling down on the broadcast television biz, announced an agreement to acquire Local TV Holdings’s 19 TV stations in 16 key markets for $2.725 billion in cash — a deal that would make…
Gannett Co. is betting big on the future of local broadcast TV, setting a $2.2 billion deal to acquire station owner Belo Corp. Deal will nearly double Gannett’s station holdings to 43 from 23…
Elaine Laron, a TV writer and lyricist who worked on “Captain Kangaroo,” “The Electric Company” and “Free To Be You And Me,” died June 6 in Los Angeles of pneumonia. She was 83. Born in the Bronx in…
NBC development exec Renate Radford is leaving the Peacock after more than a decade to oversee development for Jason Winer’s 20th Century Fox TV-based Small Dog Picture Co. Winer (pictured) is among…
An increasing number of television stations have moved to the practice of controlling operations for multiple stations out of a single hub.
Tribune Co. is finally nearing the finish line of its bankruptcy proceedings, one of the longest and most contentious for a media company, and now industry players are wondering where that leaves its…
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