Gannett Closes Belo Deal After Meredith Agrees To Pay $407.5M For Three TV Stations

By | Monday December 23, 2013 @ 9:41am PST

That was fast. Gannett not only completed the $1.5B (not including debt) deal to buy TV station power Belo — it also announced an agreement to sell St. Louis’ KMOV just a week after it agreed to do so to win Justice Department approval Read More »

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UPDATE: Time Warner Cable, Meredith TV Extend Retransmission Consent Talks

UPDATE, 7:30PM Wednesday: Time Warner Cable reported tonight the company has agreed to an extension of retransmission consent for Meredith TV stations through July 31. TWC said the two companies “hope to finalize an agreement before … Read More »

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TV Station Groups Unite To Offer Social Networking And Info To Mobile Devices

By | Tuesday November 15, 2011 @ 8:32am PST

The partnership involves big names in local TV including Belo, Cox, E.W. Scripps, Gannett, Hearst, and Media General. They want to enhance TV viewing beginning in early 2012 by offering an app that enables Apple or Android mobile devices to automatically detect what you’re watching. The stations then would feed additional info about the shows — including local and syndicated fare — as well as opportunities to connect with other viewers. Yes, they’ll also send ads to your device. Here’s how they describe the free service, to be called ConnecTV:

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Rachael Ray Moves Her Magazine From Reader’s Digest To Meredith

By | Wednesday October 12, 2011 @ 2:00pm PDT

DES MOINES, IA/NEW YORK, N.Y., OCTOBER 12, 2011 – Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP, www.meredith.com ) announced today that it has reached agreement in principle with author and television personality Rachael Ray for Meredith to acquire Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine and its related digital media assets from the Reader’s Digest Association. The transaction is expected to close later this fall. The acquisition will include the very popular and award-winning magazine that’s published 10 times annually and reaches an audience of 7.3 million with a ratebase of 1.7 million, as well as a robust website (www.rachaelraymag.com). Every Day with Rachael Ray has received numerous honors including being named Magazine Launch of the Year by Advertising Age, and to both Advertising Age’s A-List and ADWEEK’s Hot List of top titles.

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