Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sinclair/Allbritton Deal is DONE

Reuters reports the FCC has approved Sinclair Broadcasting's purchase of Allbritton's broadcast TV stations. The deal includes KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock.  

Thursday's approval "exemplifies the careful scrutiny the (FCC) will provide to broadcast transactions that propose new combinations of sharing arrangements and financial entanglements between a dominant licensee and a so-called sidecar entity," FCC Media Bureau Chief William Lake said in a statement.

"The Media Bureau has demonstrated clearly that it will not allow such combined arrangements to undermine the local TV ownership rule, which is in place to ensure competition and diverse voices on the airwaves."




21 Comments:

At 12:27 AM, July 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, well all anyone needs to do to be a game-changer is to prop up a minority owner on paper and manage behind-the-scenes and the FCC will roll over on this. Just look at how Nexstar has staged their "sell" of ComCorp's KMSS in Shreveport with Pluria Marshall out of Houston.
Loopholes galore...bullshit reigns on.

 
At 8:15 AM, July 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Friday part 2 today.

 
At 8:28 AM, July 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to those of you who get laid off.

 
At 9:51 AM, July 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the cuts happening today already?

 
At 11:28 AM, July 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The axe came down at 11:20am!! Fifteen people have been let go! 3rd floor is packing up. MC has been given two weeks notice. No word on talent or production yet. Although, Chris Kane has been gone on "vacation". Word is he has accepted a new offer. More to come!

 
At 11:40 AM, July 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is MC?

 
At 11:43 AM, July 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

master control

 
At 4:16 PM, July 25, 2014, Anonymous Debbie aka "Slagathor" said...

So 11:28, are your pants in cinders yet or is it one of those slow burns like a tire fire?

 
At 7:42 AM, July 26, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about 11:28's comment about Kane? What that person posted is just a matter of time to come to fruition... so it's not exactly a lie, but Kane leaving would shake things up.

 
At 9:48 AM, July 26, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not that crazy of a rumor. His contract is about up, and with Sinclair moving in it's the perfect time to jump ship.

 
At 9:04 AM, July 27, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Maybe it's time to take down the daybreak billboards.

 
At 10:07 PM, July 27, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And why for the love of Pete is Janelle not part of the come uppance?? Enough of her anchoring weekends for Erin already!!! She is not good or ready for the anchor desk & not pleasant on the eyes either. Give the viewers & her co-workers a break!!!

 
At 10:18 PM, July 27, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more 10:07, and viewers I talk to feel the same way. Even on days when she actually wears make-up.

As for those Daybreak billboards, do they ever take new pictures? That's like circa 2011, and Chris has added some pounds since then.

 
At 10:57 PM, July 27, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I happened to catch her tonight as well. She really is bad isn't she?

 
At 6:48 AM, July 28, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog has become sad and worthless. Full of sick and disgusting people!!!

 
At 8:07 AM, July 28, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comments, Janelle.

 
At 9:31 AM, July 28, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who quit in Master control?

 
At 10:25 AM, July 28, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to post about the axe falling? Do you mean to tell me that this blog could be wrong? People post things that aren't true? What is it with the boner over KATV? Let's get back to something fun to talk about.

 
At 10:47 AM, July 28, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@6:48, the sick and disgusting people are your co-workers.

 
At 1:15 PM, July 28, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't blame the blog for posting about the axe falling prematurely. It sounds like someone in that building thought it was happening and emailed in... it was a reasonable response.

 
At 3:39 PM, July 28, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something about this blog and premature go together.

 

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