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Jan 25, 2021

Sandy Hook parents can pursue defamation claims

Welcome to Monday, the 60th anniversary of the first live televised presidential news conference, featuring President John F. Kennedy. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Texas Supreme Court lets parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims pursue defamation claims against conspiracy theorist. — Democrat-backed bill to add judges to Virginia’s […]

The AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores in New York in October 2016. (Mark Lennihan/AP file photo)
Mar 21, 2018

Future of TV at stake in AT&T case

Opening arguments are set for Thursday in the federal government's efforts to block AT&T's efforts to gobble up Time Warner in a case that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies.

Nov 24, 2015

TV Buying Guide: Get out tape measure before shopping

LOS ANGELES — If you’re shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you’ll want to connect to your screen. Buying a TV is no longer just choosing how big a screen you want. Here are some […]

Sep 30, 2015

‘The Grinder’ leaves one lawyer grinding his teeth

The new Rob Lowe-Fred Savage comedy has garnered many glowing reviews. This is not one of them.

Aug 27, 2015

Dish and Sinclair agree in principle on new contract

NEW YORK — Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest TV broadcasters in the U.S., said Wednesday they’ve agreed on the outline of a new contract, one day after Sinclair’s channels went dark for Dish customers. Dish Network said signals for the  Hunt Valley-based Sinclair channels are being restored. The Federal Communications […]

Marilyn J. Mosby
May 27, 2015

When Marilyn Mosby met Judge Judy

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby became a household name across the county (and perhaps the world) this month after she announced charges against police officers in the Freddie Gray case. But it turns out that was not the first time Mosby has been seen on television seeking justice. Mosby, then known by her […]

Oct 27, 2014

New weather channel launches

WBFF (Fox 45) is combining with WeatherNation TV to give Baltimore a new 24-hour weather channel, the two announced on Monday. The programming appears on digital TV channel 45.2, channel 205 for Comcast customers and 465 for Verizon subscribers. WeatherNation carries local, regional and national weather information, featuring members of WBFF’s on-air weather staff. In […]

Sep 19, 2014

Lawsuit alleging defamation by TV show dismissed

A Landover man has been granted a voluntary dismissal of his lawsuit against a true-crime documentary series he alleged portrayed him as the killer of a friend.

Aug 21, 2014

Sinclair launches original programming division

Sinclair will develop original entertainment shows as well as infomercials and direct response commercials.

Jul 25, 2014

Sinclair to close Allbritton deal on Aug. 1

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., of Hunt Valley, announced Friday that the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice have approved the company’s acquisition of the Allbritton television stations.  Sinclair intends to close the transaction on Aug. 1. As part of the $985 million deal, Sinclair will sell a TV station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to […]

Jul 21, 2014

Discovery to highlight ‘Keeper’ program

In support of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, Discovery Communications, of Silver Spring, a worldwide provider of television programming, announced on Monday it has committed to produce and air a TV special and host town hall meetings. My Brother’s Keeper is a White House program that seeks to improve the lives of boys and men […]

Jun 23, 2014

Hunt Valley-based Sinclair sells stake in two TV stations

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., of Hunt Valley, an independent television broadcasting company, announced that it has agreed to sell the assets of WHTM-TV (ABC) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Media General, and to sell the non-license assets of WTAT-TV (Fox) in Charleston, South Carolina, to Cunningham Communications, which owns the license assets.

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