From the Pew Research Center’s report on “the acquisition binge in local television”:
A decade ago, the number of stations owned by what are now the five largest local TV companies was 190. Today, that number is 464. In 2013, alone, about 300 full-power local TV stations changed hands, at a cost of more than $8 billion. That is 195 more stations sold than in 2012 and more than four times the dollar value of the deals made in 2012.
- Robert Allbritton on Sinclair Deal: 'It’s Great To Do a Deal, But it’s Kind of Tough to Walk Away'
- Gannett Completes Acquisition of Six London Broadcasting Stations
- Fox and Cox Swap Stations in San Francisco, Boston, Memphis
- Seeking FCC Approval For Allbritton Buy, Sinclair Agrees to Sell WHTM and WTAT