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2013-11-12 16:23:22

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) today closed on its business combination with New Young Broadcasting Holding Co., Inc. "All of us at Media General are extremely excited to complete our business combination with Young Broadcasting. We anticipate a quick and smooth integration of two companies with similar cultures and values. We are ready to capitalize immediately on our new, combined strength," said George L. Mahoney, president and...

2012-06-12 02:24:16

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnecTV today announces the largest-ever rollout of a social media platform for television with backing by the leading U.S. broadcast companies. The platform synchronizes social engagement, complementary content and program promotions with television programming from any source, in any market across national cable networks, regional sports networks and local stations affiliated with ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW and MyNetworkTV. The...

2011-11-15 07:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten leading television broadcast groups with stations in markets covering 76 million U.S. households today announced a long-term commercial partnership with Silicon Valley-based start-up ConnecTV, a free, real-time social network built for TV viewers. ConnecTV expands the TV experience by allowing viewers to interact with other fans watching the same program, while providing a broad range of related content and promotional opportunities...

2011-08-30 10:28:00

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC 5 is launching NBC 5 News at 11 a.m., a new half-hour newscast that will air weekdays starting September 5, 2011. NBC 5 News at 11 a.m. will inform viewers across North Texas and offer timely and accurate weather forecasts provided by NBC 5's team of professional meteorologists. "We see this as an opportunity to provide North Texans with more live, local news in a time period not served by another news organization," said...

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2011-01-19 05:45:00

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for Comcast's purchase of NBC Universal, voting 4-to-1 in favor of approving the acquisition.  Michael Copps, one of the FCC's three Democrats and an opponent of media consolidation, voted against the deal. The Justice Department's anti-trust division also announced a proposed settlement that would allow the takeover to proceed, subject to some conditions. Comcast's purchase of 51 percent of NBC Universal from...

2010-04-14 12:42:00

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC 5 / KXAS-TV names meteorologist Grant Johnston to North Texas' top team of weather professionals where he will anchor weather coverage on NBC 5 News each weekend afternoon and evening. Johnston has been freelancing for NBC 5 in recent weeks and has held several on-air meteorological positions. For the past seven years, he was forecasting at NBC affiliate, KFOR-TV, in Oklahoma City, OK. David Finfrock, NBC 5's Chief Meteorologist,...

2009-09-11 12:54:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast digital subscribers in the Golden State will be able to wake up to MSNBC's popular news program, "Morning Joe," every weekday from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (PT) on the Comcast Hometown Network (http://comcasthometown.com/ Channel 104), Comcast's regional cable network covering Northern and Central California, beginning September 18, 2009. Currently, "Morning Joe," co-hosted by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, airs throughout...

2008-07-09 00:00:17

By Seth Sutel NEW YORK - NBC Universal and two partners said Sunday they have reached a deal to buy The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications Inc., ending a drawn-out process that had attracted interest from several major media companies. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but a person familiar with the matter who insisted on anonymity said the purchase price was $3.5 billion in cash. NBC was joined in the deal by the private equity firms The Blackstone Group LP and Bain Capital...

2008-07-08 06:00:21

By Michael J. de la Merced An investor group led by NBC Universal and two private equity firms have clinched a deal for the Weather Channel after three weeks of negotiations. Though the parties on Sunday did not disclose the price, the buyers - NBC and the private equity firms Bain Capital and the Blackstone Group - will pay just under $3.5 billion, people briefed on the matter said. That is less than the $5 billion that the Weather Channel's parent, Landmark Communications, sought when...

2008-07-07 18:00:00

By Zap2It, Chicago Jul. 7--NBC Universal and two partners said Sunday that they had reached a deal to buy the Weather Channel from Landmark Communications Inc., ending a drawn-out process that had attracted interest from several major media companies. The purchase price was about $3.5 billion, according to a person who asked not to be identified because the terms weren't made public. The channel will be operated as a separate entity based in Atlanta, and management will be provided by...