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Pew Report: Total Value of Station Acquisitions Hits 7-Year High - Posted March 26, 2014
In the annual State of the News Media report, Pew Research Center finds local television station sales in 2013 were up 205% compared to 2012. Nearly 300 stations were sold last year for a total of $8.8 billion, a 367% increase in total value compared to the previous year. ... [TVSpy]

FCC OKs Tribune's $2.735 Billion Buy of Local TV - Posted December 20, 2013
In addition to approving Gannett's purchase of Belo, The FCC also gave the OK for Tribune Company to assume control of broadcast licenses held by subsidiaries of Local TV Holdings paving the way for Tribune to acquire 19 of Local TV's stations in 16 markets. "On behalf of thousands of Tribune and... [TVSpy]

Tribune to Buy Local TV for $2.725 Billion - Posted July 1, 2013
The Tribune Company, along with Local TV Holdings, LLC, have announced they've entered into a definitive agreement for Tribune to buy all of Local TV's 19 stations for $2.725 Billion in cash. "This is a transformational acquisition for Tribune--it m... [TVSpy]

ConnecTV unveils second screen ad network with Google-like keyword targeting - Posted January 4, 2013
Second screen startup ConnecTV has always called itself a "social TV network," and today it unveiled the advertising side of the equation: two new products that serve marketing messages on mobile devices in sync with both live an... [Lost Remote]

New Orleans Study: Without Newspaper Residents Choose TV - Posted October 5, 2012
It looks like local TV News will be the big winner when the New Orleans Times-Picayune reduces its daily run to three days a week. According to a study conducted by the Louisiana State Universit... [TVSpy]

Investors Betting on Small Stations in Large Markets - Posted September 4, 2012
While some small TV stations in larger markets are struggling to make a buck off what they broadcast, recently investors have been snatching them up for how they broadcast. Investors are buying up small stations in anticipation of what the FCC is calling incentive auctions, where broadcasters auction off their airwaves in... [TVSpy]

KDVR News Director on Decision to Air KUSA Dog Bite Footage: 'The Other Stations are Wimps' - Posted February 17, 2012
Shortly after a dog bit KUSA anchor Kyle Dyer on-air last week, the station's news director, Patti Dennis... [TVSpy]

Rebranding as 'Freedom 43,' Oklahoma City's KAUT Targets Conservative Viewers - Posted March 25, 2011
Oklahoma City's KAUT is undergoing an aggressive rebranding effort to appeal to the more than 50,000 active and reserve military personnel in Oklahoma. Next month, KAUT (channel 43), a MyNetworkTV-affiliate which airs a two-hour morning newscast in addition to a half-hour nightly newscast a... [TVSpy]

Study Reveals Good News About State of Local TV - Posted March 16, 2011
The Project For Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) has released a thorough report on how local TV performed in 2010 and, for a change, it's filled with pl... [TVSpy]