America CV names Donny Hudson EVP of Sales

America CV is pleased to announce the appointment of Donny Hudson to EVP of Sales. Mr. Hudson will be responsible for growing and overseeing the revenue for its stations in Miami, NY and Puerto Rico. “We are delighted to have a seasoned media executive with a proven track record of success to lead our multi-platform revenue efforts”, indicated Luis Roldan, Chief Operating Officer. “Donny is a significant addition to our senior leadership team at America CV,” stated Omar Romay, CEO of ATV. Previously, Donny had served as SVP of Sales for SBS where he held various management positions for the past 14 years. Additionally, Mr. Hudson was GSM for HBC where he worked for over 8 years. Mr. Hudson has over 25 years of progressive sales and management experience in the US Hispanic...

SEC Network Launching This Fall

In just over three months, the SEC Network will televise its first event – the South Carolina-Texas A&M football game on August 28, 2014. The 24-hour SEC Network, which will debut August 14, will air more than 1,000 live events during the 2014-15 athletic year, including 45-plus football games, 100 men’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, 60 women’s basketball games and 50 softball games. As we draw closer to August, more Gator fans will be asking themselves, ‘Will I have the SEC Network?’ Currently, ESPN is actively negotiating with cable companies and satellite providers across the country to carry the SEC Network as part of its basic packages. Thus far, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, Google Fiber and NRTC have agreed to carry the SEC Network. This is not a pay-per-view network, but a channel like ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU that is being marketed to the cable operators to carry as another channel in their basic cable lineup. The SEC Network will be available on computers, tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices like Xbox to fans who receive their video subscription through an affiliated provider. The aim is to make this content available to fans anytime, anywhere, similar to how the WatchESPN application works today. A mix of both existing ESPN personnel and new on-air staff will be present on the network. Most recent staff announced to be featured on the network include Paul Finebaum, Joe Tessitore, Brent Musberger, Jesse Palmer, Greg McElroy and Tim Tebow. The SEC Network will include: University of Alabama University of Arkansas Auburn University University of Florida University of Georgia University of Kentucky Louisiana State University University of...

Graham Holdings and Berkshire Hathaway Reach Agreement in Principle for Berkshire Hathaway to Acquire WPLG-TV

Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B) announced today that they have reached an agreement in principle for Berkshire to acquire a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, which will include WPLG, a Miami-based television station, a number of Berkshire shares currently held by Graham Holdings Company and an amount of cash, in exchange for approximately 1.6 million shares of Graham Holdings Class B common stock currently owned by Berkshire Hathaway. The specific number of shares of each company and the amount of cash will be determined on the closing date based on certain factors, including the market prices of the shares of both companies at that time. No binding agreement has yet been signed in connection with the transaction. The transaction is subject to agreement on definitive documentation, and will be subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. In addition there will be certain termination rights relating to minimum trading prices of the stock of each company immediately prior to closing and to a minimum value of the television station for purposes of the transaction on the closing...