E. W. Scripps and Journal Communications announced plans to combine the two companies broadcasting assets while spinning off the newspaper assets to a new company. E. W. Scripps will be the surviving company of the TV and radio stations while Journal will be the owner of all the newspaper assets. According information provided by E. W. Scripps, the new broadcast company will be the 5th largest owner of TV stations in the United States.
Cox has agreed to a swap of KTVU and KICU both in the San Francisco market to FOX in exchange for WFXT in Boston and WHBQ in Memphis.
Media General and LIN Media agreed to merge together which will result in 74 television stations in 46 markets and reach viewers 23% of the United States.
Mako Communications, operator of LPTV and Class-A television stations in large markets across the United States has filed an application with the FCC to sell 50 of their stations to Landover 5, LLC. The price for those stations was $46.5 million.
Another network digital subchannel network is planning to be launched by Sony Pictures. The network, GetTV, will showcase the content from the Sony Pictures library. On board already is Univision's owned and opperated channels.
Sinclair Broadcasting has announced plans to acquire Fisher Communications. The deals includes stations in the Pacific Northwest including in KOMO and KUNS Seattle, Washington and KATU and KUNP in Portland, Oregon. This deal comes just after Sinclair's acquisition of Barrington Broadcasting Group and several stations from Cox Media Group.
Univision has announced that Telefutura will be renamed UniMas which translate to "Univision More." As a result, they will also be adding new programming to the network to further compete against all the other Spanish language networks.