Tegna may be a takeover target

Consolidation in Media Companies is underway

Tegna recently spun off Cars.com, CareerBuilder might be next



Tegna (TGNA) may be a takeover target of Nexstar (NXST), Dealreporter says.

#Tegna, formerly known as Gannett, engages in media and digital businesses in the United States.

The company operates in two segments, Media and Digital. It operates 46 television stations that produce local programming, such as news, sports, and entertainment. The company also operates Cars.com, an online destination for automotive consumers that offers information about car shopping, selling, and servicing; CareerBuilder, which provides human capital solutions. The company has a market capitalization of $5.1 billion.


#Nexstar Media Group $NXST operates as a television broadcasting and digital media company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, development, and operation of television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets. The company offers free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences. It also provides sales, programming, and other services through various local service agreements to 30 power television stations owned and/or operated by independent third parties. The company has a market capitalization of $2.7 billion.

Media companies in recent months have been looking for mergers to improve their earnings and competition from various internet based media compete for advertisers dollars. YouTube (GOOG) has recently offered a service similar to cable companies for $35 per month. YouTube will take a cut from advertising dollars that are sold on its network.

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