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Andy Alford Named GM of WFLA - Posted July 21, 2014
Media General has named Andy Alford VP and GM of Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA. "This is a very exciting opportunity and I look forward to working with the talented group of broadcast professionals at WFLA,... [SocialTimes.com]

Andy Alford Named GM of WFLA - Posted July 21, 2014
Media General has named Andy Alford VP and GM of Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA. "This is a very exciting opportunity and I look forward to working with the talented group of broadcast professionals at WFLA,... [TVSpy]

Q1 Earnings: Media General Net Operating Revenue Up 16% - Posted April 28, 2014
Media General reported $144 million in net operating revenue for the first quarter of 2014, a 16% increase on the year-ago quarter. It was the first full quarter for the combined Media General and Young Broadcasting. T... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Separatists in Ukraine Seize TV HQ | CNN Raises Ethical Questions | Gregory Slams Report - Posted April 28, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Separatists in Ukraine Seize TV HQ | CNN Raises Ethical Questions | Gregory Slams Report - Posted April 28, 2014
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With Merger, Media General May Add Bargaining Power and Shed Jobs - Posted March 24, 2014
When Media General announced its merger with LIN Media to create what it calls the "second largest pure-play broadcast business in the US," the speculation machine started up in an attempt to figure out what the merger meant in the long term. The new Media General will boast 74 network affiliated owned... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: TV Station Mega Merger | Pakistan Censors NYT | Apple Taking on Spotify? - Posted March 24, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: TV Station Mega Merger | Pakistan Censors NYT | Apple Taking on Spotify? - Posted March 24, 2014
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Media General and LIN Media Announce Merger - Posted March 21, 2014
Media General and LIN Media have announced a definitive merger agreement valued at $2.6 Billion creating the second largest TV broadcast company in the US. Vincent Sadusky, LIN Media's president and CEO, will become president and CEO of the new co... [TVSpy]

KRON Moving into KGO Building - Posted February 10, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area MyNetworkTV station KRON has announced it will soon share a building with ABC owned station KGO. Media General, which owns KRON, said it will sublease space from KGO for its operations. The station said it will... [TVSpy]

Media General Asks FCC to Take Sides in Retrans Negotiations with DISH Network - Posted November 15, 2013
The growing animosity between DISH Network and Media General is now being played out in front of the FCC after Media General filed its own complaint with the Commission saying DISH is abusing the process in its battle over retransmission fees. DISH Network ... [TVSpy]

Media General Shareholders OK Merger with Young - Posted November 8, 2013
Media General shareholders have approved the company's merger with New Young Broadcasting. The merged company will keep the Media General name and will continue to be traded on the NYSE under its existing symbol MEG. "We're delighted ... [TVSpy]

DISH Says Media General Not Playing Fair in Retrans Fight, Asks FCC for Help - Posted October 18, 2013
DISH Network has appealed to the FCC to "immediately require Media General to negotiate in good faith to resolve a blackout that began Oct. 1." The satellite broadcaster released a statemen... [SocialTimes.com]

DISH Says Media General Not Playing Fair in Retrans Fight, Asks FCC for Help - Posted October 18, 2013
DISH Network has appealed to the FCC to "immediately require Media General to negotiate in good faith to resolve a blackout that began Oct. 1." The satellite broadcaster released a statemen... [TVSpy]

Q2 Earnings: Media General Total Revenue, Excluding Political, Up 5% - Posted August 8, 2013
Media General reported total gross revenues, excluding political, increased 4.7% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2013. Political revenues experienced an expected decline, from $7.5 million to $1 million, in the non-election year. The company reported $5 million of operating income in the second quarter of 2013, down from ... [TVSpy]

Young Broadcasting, Media General to Merge - Posted June 6, 2013
Media General and Young Broadcasting have announced an agreement to merge the two companies. The new company will retain the Media General name and location, based in Richmond, Va. Media General owns 18 stations and Young owns or operates 12 stations. The combined company... [TVSpy]

Media General Revenue Flat, Operating Income Up 28% in Q1 - Posted April 25, 2013
Media General reported $73.9 million in total revenues for the first quarter of 2013, nearly even with $74.2 million during the year-ago quarter. The company's operating income increased by 28% to $5.8 million. Political revenues in the first quarter totaled $507,000, down from $6.2 million during the first quarter of 20... [TVSpy]

Media General Q4 Revenue Up 40% - Posted January 31, 2013
In the fourth quarter of 2012, Media General reported total revenues of $108.7 million, an increase of 39.5% from the year-ago quarter. Media General reported an operating income of $42.3 million and a net income of $17.6 million for the quarter, both significant year-over-year increases. Cable and satellite retransmissi... [SocialTimes.com]

Media General Q4 Revenue Up 40% - Posted January 31, 2013
In the fourth quarter of 2012, Media General reported total revenues of $108.7 million, an increase of 39.5% from the year-ago quarter. Media General reported an operating income of $42.3 million and a net income of $17.6 million for the quarter, both significant year-over-year increases. Cable and satellite retransmissi... [TVSpy]

Media General Pays Employees Back for Furloughs - Posted December 12, 2012
Media General will be playing Santa this year for employees who were forced to take unpaid time off in 2011, according to Broadcasting & Cable. In an internal memo pos... [TVSpy]

Media General Reports 42% Revenue Increase in Q3 - Posted October 17, 2012
Media General reported a net loss for the third-quarter of 2012, but said revenue grew nearly +42% due to an increase in political ads and the Summer Olympics. "Political revenues totaled nearly $20 million and reflected the strong positions of our television stations in their markets and the presence of six Media... [TVSpy]

New News Sets in Greenville, NC and Bakersfield, CA - Posted October 4, 2012
Station owners and GMs continue to open their wallets for new news sets. The latest at Scripps-owned KERO-TV (ABC) in Bakersfield (upper left) and Media General-owned WNCT (CBS) in Greenville, NC (upper right). NewscastStudio reports the KER... [TVSpy]

George Mahoney Tapped to Lead Media General - Posted August 23, 2012
Media General president and CEO Marshall Morton will retire at the end of this year, the company has announced. He will be succeeded by George Mahoney,... [TVSpy]

Media General Cuts 75 - Posted July 31, 2012
Media General, the company that sold 63 papers to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in May, is dropping 75 staffers. According to a memo obtained by ... [Fishbowl NY]

Media General Cuts 75 - Posted July 31, 2012
Media General, the company that sold 63 papers to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in May, is dropping 75 staffers. According to a memo obtained by ... [FishbowlNY]

Media General Reorganizes TV Stations Into Two Regional Units - Posted July 2, 2012
After selling its newspaper assets, Media General has announced a corporate restructuring that elevates James Conschafter and John Cottingham to key... [TVSpy]

Buffett Buys 63 Newspapers - Posted May 17, 2012
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has purchased 63 newspapers from Media General, a $142 million deal that includes the ... [PRNewser]

Aiming to Focus on TV, Media General Sells Newspapers to Berkshire Hathaway - Posted May 17, 2012
Media General is selling off its struggling newspapers. The company today announced a deal with Berkshire Hathaway for the purchase of all of its newspapers, with the exception of its Tampa group, which includes Th... [TVSpy]

Warren Buffett Buys 63 More Newspapers - Posted May 17, 2012
Let the record show that when Warren Buffett says he's considering something, it means he's definitely doing it. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Media Group just announced that it is buying 63 daily and weekly newspapers from Media General for $142 million in... [Fishbowl NY]

Warren Buffett Buys 63 More Newspapers - Posted May 17, 2012
Let the record show that when Warren Buffett says he's considering something, it means he's definitely doing it. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Media Group just announced that it is buying 63 daily and weekly newspapers from Media General for $142 million in... [FishbowlNY]

Media General's TV Stations Help Company to First Quarter Improvement - Posted April 18, 2012
Media General's 18 TV stations helped offset the financial struggles of its 23 newspapers in the first quarter of this year, the company announced today in its quarterly earnings report. Media General reported $3.2 million of ope... [TVSpy]

Media General Posts 11.7% Revenue Decline - Posted January 26, 2012
Media General, which owns 18 TV stations as well as 21 daily newspapers, today reported a double-digit decline in fourth quarter revenue. The company's revenue for the period totaled $168 million--11.7% less than last year's Q4. ... [TVSpy]

Randy Ingram Named VP-GM Of WBTW - Posted January 3, 2012
Media General has named Randy Ingram vice president and general manager at WBTW, the CBS-affiliate in Myrtle Beach. Ingram joined Media General in 2005 as station manager and ge... [TVSpy]

Media General, Verizon Settle Retrans Dispute - Posted January 3, 2012
WFLA in Tampa-St. Petersburg and WJAR in Providence are still available to Verizon FiOS customers after last-minute negotiations for a new ... [TVSpy]

WFLA Asking Viewers For Help In Verizon Dispute - Posted December 30, 2011
As time runs out for Verizon and Media General to negotiate a retransmission agreement, Tampa-St. Petersburg's WFLA is enlisting the help of viewers... [TVSpy]

Changes Atop WFLA as Media General Shakes Up Tampa Leadership - Posted November 2, 2011
Media General has named John Cottingham interim general manager of WFLA as part of a series of personnel ... [TVSpy]

Media General Reports Dip in Q2 Revenue - Posted July 21, 2011
Media General, which announced in June that it would be requiring employees to take 15 furlough days by the ... [TVSpy]

Media General Expected to Issue Layoffs - Posted June 2, 2011
Media General is expected to begin issuing layoffs next week across its news entities, which include 18 TV stations and 21 daily newspapers. According to Eric Deggans of the ... [TVSpy]

Media General Reports Slight Dip in First Quarter - Posted April 20, 2011
Media General, which operates 18 stations focused mainly in southeastern markets, announced today that first quarter TV revenue had dropped 2.6% compared to the same period last year. In its earnings report, Media General pointed to the same factors that Gannett ... [TVSpy]

Possible Job Cuts Ahead As Media General Mulls Consolidation - Posted October 29, 2009
Our sister blog MediaJobsDaily has a tip that publisher Media General is "planning to consolidate the cop... [Fishbowl NY]

Possible Job Cuts Ahead As Media General Mulls Consolidation - Posted October 29, 2009
Our sister blog MediaJobsDaily has a tip that publisher Media General is "planning to consolidate the cop... [FishbowlNY]

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