Morning Headlines — 8/6/13

Evansville native named Georgia Tech's play-by-play announcer
Evansville native Brandon Gaudin has been named to replace Wes Durham as Georgia Tech's play-by-play announcer. Gaudin handled play-by-play for Aces basketball 1and was also on-air talent for WEHT. [COURIER & PRESS]

Scripps Ready To Buy, But Not Desperate
While the big guns battle it out in the M&A marketplace, Scripps bides its time, awaiting the right deals. With only about $161 million in long-term debt, the company has capacity for acquisitions but it's not about to get into a bidding war, said Rich Boehne, chairman-CEO-president. [TVNEWSCHECK]

CBS Calls Time Warner Cable Compromise Proposal 'A Sham'
CBS isn't buying Time Warner Cable's public proposal for a compromise to get the network back on the air -- calling it "a sham." [THEWRAP]

Despite some warning signs, local TV stations are hot commodities
Many media business analysts have applauded recent Gannett Co. and Tribune Co. moves to increase their stable of local television stations and reduce their reliance on newspaper holdings. Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo Corp. in June added 20 local stations to its portfolio, making it the fourth-biggest owner of local affiliates in the country. A week after Tribune's July 1 purchase of 19 new local TV stations for $2.7 billion, the company spun off its newspaper properties, which are widely believed to be on the market. [JOURNALISM.ORG]

Dolan: Future of Cable Might Not Include TV
Predicting that transmission of TV will move to the Internet eventually, Cablevision Systems Corp. Chief Executive James Dolan tells the Wall Street Journal that "there could come a day" when his company stops offering television service, making broadband its primary offering. [TVNEWSCHECK]

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