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Analyst: International Programming Separates Winners from Losers

Sanford Bernstein media analyst Todd Juenger took another deep dive into the international programming market, issuing a “blackbook” Wednesday that takes a detailed look into the Latin America region. His conclusion: international programming will be the “single biggest factor separating winners and losers over time in large-cap media.” ...

Analyst: Something Has Got to Give

The rising number of media mergers expected to fall on the Federal Communications Commission’s doorstep could force the regulatory agency to consider blocking at least one of the mega-deals before it, influential media analyst Craig Moffett wrote Tuesday. ...

Nagin Gets 10 Years in Sentencing

Former New Orleans Mayor and Cox Communications executive C. Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges that he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from city contractors during the years he led the Crescent City. ...

Sinclair Readies $450M Private Placement

Sinclair Broadcast Group said Wednesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sinclair Television Group intends to offer up to $450 million in senior unsecured notes to help fund its $985 million purchase of Allbritton Communications. ...