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March 17, 2014
06:00 EDTLINLIN Media downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo downgraded LIN Media citing a more negative regulatory environment as it relates to future and pending mergers and acquisitions. Wells lowered its price target range for shares to $22-$24 from $26-$28.
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August 21, 2014
06:20 EDTLINCBS seeking bigger share of pay-television revenue from affiliates, WSJ reports
CBS last week stripped an Indianapolis station of its affiliation due to a fee disagreement as it seeks a bigger share of pay-television revenue, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Indianapolis station's owner LIN Media (LIN) was set to be acquired by Media General (MEG) for $1.6B this year, but Media General cut its acquisition price Wednesday by 7%, or more than $100M, with the move from CBS cited as one of the reasons. According to Gabelli & Co., the lack of a CBS affiliation may cost the statio tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue to decline. Reference Link
August 20, 2014
11:22 EDTLINSinclair Broadcast agrees to swap TV stations with Media General
Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI ) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of one television station in Providence, RI owned by Media General (MEG), two television stations in Green Bay, WI owned by LIN Media (LIN) and one television station in Savannah, GA owned by WTGS Television and operated by LIN through a shared services arrangement. The three markets represent 1.2% of U.S. television households. Simultaneously, Sinclair will sell Media General the broadcast assets of three stations in two markets upon the completion of the LIN/Media General merger. The company's previously announced sale of WHTM in Harrisburg is expected to close in September. The combination of all stations being sold to Media General represents 1.9% of U.S. television households.In addition and as part of the transactions, Sinclair will pay a net cash price of $31M for an additional $3.4M of cash flow being swapped. In addition, the company expects to generate an additional approximately $2M of synergies on the acquired stations.
11:17 EDTLINMedia General, LIN Media announce agreements to divest TV stations in 5 markets
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09:19 EDTLINMedia General and LIN Media to host joint conference call
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08:46 EDTLINMedia General, LIN Media announce amendment to merger agreement
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