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Sinclair's Big Plans For Cable News

Now that its Allbritton purchase is done, Sinclair CEO David Smith says he’s eager to start taking on Fox News Channel and MSNBC with NewsChannel 8.

Gannett Split Indicative Of New Media Order

[Commentary] Gannett's move to split into two companies -- one encompassing broadcasting and digital, the other publishing -- is the latest move in a trend reflecting current economic and regulatory realities.

TV Stations to Generate $3B in Digital Ad

Local TV broadcasters have shifted into high gear with digital advertising efforts, driving an estimated all-time high of nearly $3 billion in new ad revenue for stations in 2014, according to new research commissioned by the Television Bureau of

LIN, Media General Prep For Station Spinoffs

Media General and LIN Media will sell or swap stations in five markets to clear the way for their $1.6 million merger. The five markets are Birmingham and Mobile (AL); Providence (RI); Savannah (GA); and Green Bay (WI).

A Broadcaster's Guide to Washington Issues

[Commentary] A briefing on the legal and regulatory proceedings affecting broadcasters covers the following topics: Aereo, CALM Act (meant to end loud TV commercials), Class A TV, closed captioning, equal employment opportunity rules, emergency in

Copyright Office Rebuffs Aereo Cable Play

The Copyright Office has shot down Aereo's attempt to recast itself as a cable system that may retransmit broadcast signals to paying online subscribers with the benefit of the cable compulsory license.

ABC's Diversity Is 'Authenticity,' Lee Says

ABC, the home of white-oriented comedies "Modern Family" and "The Middle," will introduce ethnic families in the sitcoms "black-ish," "Cristela" and "Fresh Off the Boat."

Aereo Still Trying To Get By Without Paying

[Commentary] Desperate to save itself, Aereo is now rolling out Plan B.

Time To Finally Embrace News Collaboration

Speakers at the recent Investigative Reporters & Editors conference say that 76% of local broadcasters partner with other news outlets, and it behooves TV reporters to maximize the potential -- and benefits -- of those collaborations, whether

Cable Companies Urge FCC to Toughen Retransmission Regulations

At the same time the Federal Communications Commission axes its syndicated exclusivity and network non-duplication rules, it also should bar broadcasters from inking other kinds of contracts that could prevent cable operators from importing distan