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Jun 25, 2021

Baltimore TV stations launch new digital broadcast standards

Six television stations serving Baltimore began broadcasting Friday with ATSC 3.0, commonly known as NextGen TV, a new digital broadcast technology.

Feb 3, 2015

Judge says trial will resolve dispute over Current TV deal

A judge says a trial will be needed to resolve a dispute between former Vice President Al Gore and Al Jazeera America over tens of millions of dollars held in escrow as part of the news network's $500 million acquisition of Current TV.

Sep 30, 2014

Sinclair extends ABC agreements

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., of Hunt Valley, announced that it has extended its affiliation agreements with ABC for 13 television stations — including those in St. Louis, Seattle and Portland, Oregon — that come up for renewal during 2014 and 2015.  Three of the new agreements will expire on Aug. 31, 2019, and the other […]

Sep 3, 2014

Sinclair buys another Las Vegas station

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., the Hunt Valley-based television company, announced on Wednesday that it will buy a third TV station in Las Vegas, NBC affiliate KSNV, from Intermountain West for $120 million. Sinclair expects to close on the deal in the first quarter of 2015. Sinclair already owns two other stations in Las Vegas, KVCW […]

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 […]

Mar 7, 2014

Greatest. Lawyer commercial. Ever. (Part II)

Meet Pittsburgh defense lawyer Daniel Muessig, whose contribution to the lawyer commercial oeuvre is a little less glitzy, much more deadpan and very funny.

Oct 7, 2013

Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO

NEW YORK — People don’t just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales — and advertisers and networks are taking note. Examples of Twitter’s influence abound. The recent finale of “Breaking Bad” generated a record 1.24 million tweets. The […]

Oct 3, 2013

Sinclair buys four more TV stations

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., of Hunt Valley, an independent television broadcasting company, said it has closed on its previously announced purchase of four television stations in three markets in the Midwest and West owned by Omaha, Neb.-based TTBG LLC.

Sep 12, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans trip to Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is planning a trip to Maryland to tout his state for having lower taxes. Perry’s office announced Thursday he is scheduled to travel to Maryland next week. The Republican has launched radio ads and television ads in Maryland. Perry’s office says the nearly $500,000 in TV and radio buys, […]

Feb 11, 2013

N.J. casino 1st to have betting by TV

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Guests at one New Jersey casino won’t even have to get out of bed in order to place a bet. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City said it will become the first casino in the United States to let guests gamble over hotel room TV sets, starting Feb. […]

Jan 9, 2013

Surveying the lay of the land at the Consumer Electronics Show

Smartphones, tablets, and large TVs dominate 2013 CES.

Oct 26, 2012

Comcast 3Q profit, sales top estimates thanks to upbeat subs

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest provider of cable TV and Internet services, more than doubled its net income in the third quarter, chiefly due to the sale of wireless spectrum and its stake in the A&E TV channel. Underlying results were strong, however, as cable TV saw fewer cancelations than expected and the […]

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