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Cable swap would create regional duopoly for TV and broadband

By   /  Friday, May 2nd, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Cable swap would create regional duopoly for TV and broadband

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 →

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Shell company holds key to Central Coast TV station rollup

By   /  Friday, April 25th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Shell company holds key to Central Coast TV station rollup

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.

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Tuning in to the Tri-Counties: KEYT, KCOY team on news coverage

By   /  Friday, April 18th, 2014  /  Central Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tuning in to the Tri-Counties: KEYT, KCOY team on news coverage

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.

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Salem builds on conservative media empire with book publisher

By   /  Friday, January 31st, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Personal Finance, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Salem builds on conservative media empire with book publisher

Salem Communications Corp. is building a self-described “conservative media powerhouse” amid seismic changes in the industry.

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Central Coast stands to be ground zero for cable market shakeup

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Central Coast stands to be ground zero for cable market shakeup

Henry Dubroff

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.

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Salem profits soar on higher Internet revenue

By   /  Tuesday, November 5th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Salem profits soar on higher Internet revenue

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.

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KEYT parent gets the timing right with Central Coast rolloup

By   /  Friday, September 27th, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on KEYT parent gets the timing right with Central Coast rolloup

KEYT’s parent company is making a major consolidation move in taking over the Fox affiliate on the Central Coast.

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