A cable television deal announced in preliminary form on April 28 would give the tri-county media landscape its most dramatic makeover in years, consolidating control over local cable advertising and business broadband service into the hands of just two major players. As proposed, Charter Communication and Comcast would swap millions of customers nationwide. The swaps Read More →Read More →
The quest for control of the Tri-Counties’ airwaves comes as federal regulators are souring on deals that give control of multiple stations to one company through cozy arrangements with former executives.Read More →
Under a deal announced last year, CBS affiliate KCOY’s news will be produced under a shared-services agreement with Santa Barbara-based ABC affiliate KEYT. Journalists on the ground in Santa Maria will contribute to a live newscast from studios in Santa Barbara, replacing the old setup in which the evening KCOY newscast is produced in Salinas at station KION.Read More →
Salem Communications Corp. is building a self-described “conservative media powerhouse” amid seismic changes in the industry.Read More →
You might call it the Central Coast Cable Conundrum.
And it goes something like this: During the national rollup of cable television properties that took place in the 1990s, a number of major players grabbed a sliver of the region.Read More →
Christian and conservative media operator Salem Communications Corp.’s third-quarter profits jumped 58 percent to $5.3 million, or 21 cents per share, as revenue increased 3.1 percent to $58.5 million. The Camarillo-based firm’s revenue continued to shift to the Web, with third-quarter Internet revenue increasing 20.4 percent to $9.4 million.Read More →
KEYT’s parent company is making a major consolidation move in taking over the Fox affiliate on the Central Coast.Read More →