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W+K Amsterdam, Blake Griffin Rise 'Above Expectations' for Foot Locker, Nike - Posted December 4, 2014
W+K Amsterdam looked to Blake Griffin to celebrate the arrival of the new Nike Jordan collection to Foot Locker with a new ad entitled "Above Expectations." The 30-second spot, filmed in black and white by director Paul Hunter, addresses Griffin's naysayers, who pigeonhole the Clippers star as "just a dunke... [AgencySpy]

W+K Amsterdam Launches 'Feel The Game' for FIFA 15 - Posted September 12, 2014
W+K Amsterdam launches a new campaign for FIFA 15 today, entitled "Feel The Game." In a 2:15 broadcast spot, W+K Amsterdam immerses fans into the on-pitch action as they experience what players in the game do. When it begins to rain, players are suddenly drenched in their apartments, when heavily tackled, they... [AgencySpy]

Sinclair CEO in Dispute with Maryland Farmer Over Leased Land and Destroyed Crops - Posted August 25, 2014
According to The Baltimore Sun, Sinclair CEO David Smith is caught u... [TVSpy]

W+K Amsterdam and Kevin Durant Want to Know Who's 'The Next Baddest' - Posted August 21, 2014
In a recent spot launching Nike's "KD Stratosphere Collection" for Foot Locker, Kevin Durant and W+K Amsterdam have a message for all the aspiring stars with big hoop dreams: bring it, son. In this sequel to ... [AgencySpy]

It's Trading Day! Five Station Groups Buy and Sell Ten Stations - Posted August 20, 2014
Five station groups have undertaken a station swap similar to what happens at the trading deadline in professional sports. This time, though, the moves affect hundreds of people. Media General and LIN Media, looking to comply with Federal regulations over ownership rules have initiated a TV station swap inv... [SocialTimes.com]

Q2 Earnings: Sinclair Net Broadcast Revenues Rise 45% - Posted August 6, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported $404.2 million in net broadcast revenues for the second quarter of 2014, a 44.7 percent increase on the year-ago quarter. Operating income was $103 million, an increase of 22.3 percent from Q2 2013. Political revenues were $11.6 million for the quarter, up from $1.5 million in the year-ago... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Launches College Sports Network - Posted July 17, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today it's getting into the sports programming game by launching a collegiate sports initiative called the American Sports Network. The network plans to air its programming on Sinclair's CW and MyNet stations and has deals wit... [SocialTimes.com]

Sinclair Launches College Sports Network - Posted July 17, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today it's getting into the sports programming game by launching a collegiate sports initiative called the American Sports Network. The network plans to air its programming on Sinclair's CW and MyNet stations and has deals wit... [TVSpy]

W+K Amsterdam Calls on American Heroes for EA Sports - Posted June 12, 2014
With the World Cup kicking off today in Brazil, W+K Amsterdam has a new campaign for EA Sport's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (out now on PS3 and Xbox360), aimed to "appeal to every gamer, and to every American with a star-spangled heart." The campaign calls on viewers to be "The next... [AgencySpy]

Q1 Earnings: Sinclair Broadcast Revenues Up 48% - Posted May 7, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported $373.9 million in net broadcast revenues for the first quarter of 2014, a 47.8% increase compared to the year-ago quarter. Operating income for the quarter was $81 million, up 27.2% from the prior year period. Political revenues were $6.1 million compared to $0.9 million in the first quarter... [TVSpy]

One/x Unveils Pig Gamer for Farm Sanctuary - Posted March 25, 2014
One/x has released a new stop-motion animation advertisement for Farm Sanctuary demonstrating the intelligence of pigs and telling people to go vegan. All the characters in the spot were created with folded paper in an attempt to marry form and function, exemplifying the theme of "pigs going from being seen as one-dimensional... [AgencySpy]

Sinclair Offers to Sell Stations Ahead of FCC Decision - Posted March 21, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group told the FCC it will restructure its deal to buy Allbritton by selling some stations and stop providing services to others in order to comply with the proposed ban on shared service agreements. Sinclair said... [TVSpy]

Will NewsmaxTV Be the QVC of News? - Posted March 6, 2014
Chris Ruddy is taking a business built on magazine subscriptions, newsletters, self-help books, and vitamin supplements and adding a cable channel to the mix. Ruddy, the conservative (but registered Independent) co-founder of Newsmax, ... [TVNewser]

Q4 Earnings: Sinclair Broadcast Revenue Up 33% - Posted February 12, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported net broadcast revenues of $382.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 33.2% increase compared to the year-ago quarter. Operating income for the quarter was $103.3 million, a 13.3% drop compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. The decline was due to the absence of political revenue... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Hires Former FCC Adviser for New Washington Office - Posted November 26, 2013
Sinclair Broadcasting Group has announced the hiring of Rebecca Hanson as senior vice president, Strategy and Policy. Hanson, who comes to the s... [TVSpy]

W+K Amsterdam's 'Messimorphosis' for 'FIFA 14' is Kind of Creepy - Posted November 18, 2013
Last Thursday saw soccer star Lionel Messi become the world's "first life-size, living avatar" dubbed Lifesize Messi, to promote EA Sports' FIFA 14 for PS4 and Xbox One. W+K Amsterdam have just rolled out the follow-up TV campaign, "Messimorpho... [AgencySpy]

Free Press Fires Back at Sinclair in Station Group's Own Backyard - Posted November 7, 2013
Free Press, the non-profit media watchdog and authors of a recent article targeting Sinclair Broadcasting is taking another shot at the media giant. This time, the organization has ... [TVSpy]

Q3 Earnings: Sinclair Net Broadcast Revenues Up 35% - Posted November 6, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported net broadcast revenues of $303 million for the third quarter of 2013, a +34.7% increase compared to the year-ago quarter. Net income was $36.3 million for the quarter, up from $26.2 million in the third quarter of 2012. In the non-election year, political revenues were $2.7 million, down... [TVSpy]

WSJ: Sinclair Broadcast Group's Sidecar Agreements Draw Scrutiny - Posted October 21, 2013
The Wall Street Journal takes a long look (subscription required) at Sinclair Broadcast Group's continued expansion, specifically the use of sidecar agreements -- which allow companies to manage stations it doesn't... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Adds Eight New Age Stations to Broadcast Group - Posted September 25, 2013
Sinclair Broadcasting has announced it has entered into a definite agreement to buy the broadcast assets of eight stations owned by New Age Media or to which New Age provides services for an aggregate price of $90 million. Since the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Sinclair Adds Eight New Age Stations to Broadcast Group - Posted September 25, 2013
Sinclair Broadcasting has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the broadcast assets of eight stations owned by New Age Media or to which New Age provides services for an aggregate price of $90 million. Since th... [TVSpy]

Change in Federal Rules Could Impact Sinclair Broadcast Group's Expansion - Posted September 20, 2013
USA Today looks at how Sinclair Broadcast Group's recent expansion has "fueled debate about enduring questions on concentration of media ownership and fresh attempts by federal regulators to scale back broadcaste... [TVSpy]

Sinclair CEO: 'There is Significant Value' in a National Rollout of NewsChannel 8 - Posted July 30, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group president and CEO David Smith says there is "significant value" in expanding NewsChannel 8, Allbritton's regional cable channel in Washington, D.C., to other markets. Smith discussed the possibility this morning in remarks to i... [TVSpy]

Sinclair to Buy Allbritton Stations for $985 Million - Posted July 29, 2013
Sinclair Broadcasting has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the stock of Perpetual Corporation and equity interest of Charleston Television, LLC, both owned by Allbritton for an aggregate purchase of $985 million. ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Buys Four Titan Stations, Agrees to Operate Two - Posted June 4, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced it will buy the stock and broadcast assets of four Titan Broadcast Management TV stations and assume Titan's agreeme... [TVSpy]

New Survey Reveals Four Out of 10 College Grads are Underemployed - Posted May 1, 2013
What we're about to tell you is bleak, so please don't say we didn't warn you. According to new survey resul... [MediaJobsDaily]

Sinclair Broadcast Revenues Rise 33% in Q1 - Posted April 30, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported net broadcast revenues of $259.2 million in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 32.5% on the year-ago quarter. Sinclair's operating income in the first quarter of 2013 increased to $63.7 million from $59.9 million in the first quarter of 2012. Local net broadcast revenues, which in... [TVSpy]

Sinclair CEO: More Acquisitions Planned - Posted April 12, 2013
As we told you yesterday, Sinclair Broadcast Group is paying $373 million for Fisher Communications, the Seattle-based owner of 20 television stations ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Broadcast Group to Acquire Fisher Communications for $373M - Posted April 11, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying Fisher Communications for $373.3 million, the two companies announced Thursday. Fisher owns 20 television stations in eight markets, reaching 3.9% of U.S. TV households (full list is after the jump). The transaction also includes three radio stations in Seattle. As part of the terms of ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair, CCA CEOs Planning Station Group Launch - Posted January 18, 2013
David Smith, president and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group is planning a new station group venture focused on smaller market stations, ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Reaches Long-Term Affiliation Agreement with Fox - Posted May 15, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today that it has reached a new, long-term deal with Fox to renew the affiliation agreements for 19 stations that Sinclair owns and/or programs. The new agreements go into effect at the beginning of... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Taps WBFF News Director to Oversee News for the Entire Station Group - Posted February 17, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced this week that Scott Livingston, currently the news director of the company's flagship station, WBFF in Baltimore, has b... [TVSpy]

Radio Host Sues L.A. Angels For Alleged Racism - Posted June 30, 2011
Radio host David Smith filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Angels, claiming he was fired allegedly for racial reasons, according to Reuters: "In a complaint filed in ... [UnBeige]

The Honda Civic Has Something for Everybody - Posted April 21, 2011
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David Smith, President and CEO of Mission Broadcasting, Dies of Massive Heart Attack - Posted March 30, 2011
David Smith, president and CEO of Mission Broadcasting, passed away over the weekend. Smith founded Mission Broadcasting in 1998 and the company currently owns 16 stations--based mostly in smaller markets in Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Texas--which are operated by Nexstar Broadcasting... [TVSpy]

With Revenues Up 23.5% in Fourth Quarter, Sinclair Sees Strong Automotive Surge in 2010 - Posted February 9, 2011
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today that its broadcast revenues were up 23.5% in the fourth quarter of last year. "2010 ended on an even stronger note than originally anticipated with record levels of political advertising helping to drive net broadcast revenues," sai... [TVSpy]

GalleyCat Mingles with Library Lions - Posted November 3, 2009
"Press? I could tell by your clothes..." sniffed one greeter at the New York Public Library's black-tie Library Lions gala last night, analyzing this GalleyCat editor's corduroy jacket, wrinkled slacks, and uncharacteristically snazzy leather shoes. The guests sipped cocktails in a lavishly decorated salon inside the library, the ... [GalleyCat]

Montavo Powers Mobile Campain for Mattress Depot USA - Posted March 10, 2009
Mattress Depot USA, a small discount mattress store chain in the northwest, has turned to Montavo to take its marketing campaigns mobile. Montavo offers a location-based mobile marketing solution that tracks and reports on the actual sales made as a result of the mobile ads. Mattress Depot USA CEO David Smith sees the... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

God Losing to Skeptics in Battle for Book Sales - Posted August 13, 2007
Since Richard Dawkins' THE GOD DELUSION and Christopher Hitchens' GOD IS NOT GREAT have been big sellers the past year (not to mention Sam Harris's books) it's no wonder the Guardian's David Smith has picked up on Amazon's report that sales of books that explore religion or spirituality have grown by... [GalleyCat]

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