TVNEWSCHECK FOCUS ON STATION TRADING

Station Sales: Slow, But Big Deals Possible

Despite speed bumps from the FCC (plans to kill JSAs and SSAs) and Aereo, many industry observers think the station trading market will heat up, with speculation that possible players include not only the usual suspects (Sinclair and Nexstar) but also Post-Newsweek, LIN, Meredith, Media General, Raycom and Sunbeam.

Planets Align For Station Trading Tsunami

As one industry observer puts it: “If you’re not looking to merge or acquire, you’re a bonehead dinosaur. Everybody should be on the block. If you bought assets to eventually sell, now is the time to sell.” Among the station groups in play are Local TV LLC/FoxCo’s 21 stations; Allbritton; Grant Communications; and Granite Broadcasting. Possible buyers include Sinclair, Nexstar, Fox, Raycom, LIN and ABC.

Broadcast Pix Delivers 100th Granite System

Broadcast Pix today announced the shipment of its 100th Granitelive video production system. The 100th unit was purchased by Cisco Systems in October, and is the company’s second Granite system. Since it began shipping this summer, Granite has been installed in a variety of facilities in more than a dozen countries. Broadcasters include Turner, affiliates […]