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Belo Corporation

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    After a Six-Decade Marriage, DMN and WFAA Call it Quits

    The decades-long alliance between the city's best local news station and its only daily newspaper is over. NBC 5 reported yesterday that it has teamed up with The Dallas Morning News and that the two outlets "will join together on important content like weather, politics and breaking news" in print ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Belo in Fee Dispute With DirecTV, Which is Warning Customers They Could Lose WFAA

    ​Saw this heads-up for the first time last night. As it turns out, according to DirecTV's website, the satellite provider and Belo Corp. are engaged in a tussle over broadcast fees. Belo, which signed its agreement with the carrier in February 2001, says DirecTV isn't paying enough for the rights ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Belo Garden Should Open in February 2012. But a Couple of Big Ifs Stand in the Way.

    ​Speaking of the council's economic development committee ...This morning the council will be brought up to speed about efforts to transform the 1.5 acre parking lot bound by Main Street, S. Griffin Boulevard and Commerce Street into Belo Garden -- one of the three green spaces included in the Dal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    What's Killing TV? Easy: No Car Ads.

    Belo Corp. -- the Dallas-based broadcaster that, of course, counts WFAA-Channel 8 among its 20 owned-and-operated TV stations around the country -- announced this morning that on April 30, it will release its first-quarter earnings. Bloomberg today reports it could be an especially interesting read ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Belo Squeezes Pennies Out of Charter Here and There. Well, Not Here. Not Yet.

    Flickr photo: sbisson Broadcasting & Cable brings the news that Belo Corp. and Charter Communications have reached a tentative deal that will keep the Dallas-owned stations on the cable carrier in three markets: St. Louis; Norfolk, Virgina; and Charlotte, North Carolina. So far, though, there' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Standard & Poor's A Little Concerned About A.H. Belo Spin-Off

    A. H. Belo Corporation, the newspaper-biz spin-off of Belo Corp., is expected to make its bow as a publicly traded company at week's end -- and while Robert Decherd's thrilled with The Dallas Morning News' "new" parent company, others ain't as convinced. Comes word today that Standard & Poor's Ratin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    No Longer Belo Market Value

    So, how does Wall Street like Belo's decision to separate its newspaper and television divisions? A lot, looks like: Belo Corp.'s stock is up 18 percent today, having jumped $3.12 to $20.48 as of moments ago. And if you've been looking at this thing all morning, those numbers are rising at a pretty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    Yoo-Hoo, Belo -- the Wall Street Journal Thinks You're Cute. "Attractive," Even.

    A couple of weeks back, as we noted, a Citigroup analyst suggested Belo's stock was undervalued and underperforming because its newspapers were dragging down its TV stations' value. Day after that, Belo's stock hit a 52-week high. And a few days after that, Barron's suggested, hey, Belo might wanna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007

    Hey, Belo, Maybe It's Time for a Split?

    Yesterday, the Dow Jones-published Barron's suggested that Belo Corp. ought to bite the bullet and just separate its broadcast and newspaper divisions, echoing last week's advice from Citigroup analyst Eileen Furukawa. The way Barron's figures it in this subscription-only story, TV stocks are hot an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    This Just In: Judge Refuses to Toss Circulation Suit Against The Dallas Morning News

    Finally. At last. The case concerning The Dallas Morning News' phony circulation numbers is no longer in legal limbo, where it's resided for the past three years. Because today, a federal judge refused to dismiss the lawsuit, despite Belo Corp.'s best efforts to get the case tossed. So what does tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2007

    Belo Stock on the Rise. Why? Y-A-H-O-O?

    Robert Decherd, looking happy -- seriously Yesterday, we posted the nutty -- by which we mean, totally credible and completely reasonable -- press release from Dallas-based Life Media Network International, in wihch it said it's planning by year's end "to acquire major media assets and companies," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    Look Out, Belo. Your Redesign Sucks.

    It's easy to pick on The Dallas Morning News--and, ya know, it's kind of our job. Has been ever since BeloWatch way back in the late, oh, 1960s, was it? I had no intention of logging in early this a.m. and taking potshots at its new Web site. Who are we to talk, right? The Observer's site is as bulk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2006

    Dear Fellow Employee...

    Belo Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Robert W. Decherd sent the troops a "Dear Fellow Employees" letter today in which he said, more or less, Hey, baby, everything's gonna be fine--trust me, baby. More or less. Not really in those terms. You get the idea. Decherd, who was all b ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Pay to play

    Belo may be evil, but thats cool

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    At Least the Trees Will be Happy

    Want to know what your daily newspaper will look like in the future? You're looking at it, sort of. It's your computer screen. Well, duh, you say. Haven't we known that for at least 10 or 15 years? Yes, we have, smartypants, but Belo Corp.'s earnings report for the second quarter, released today, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2006

    Belo the Belt

    News this week--well, last week, really--that The Dallas Morning News is offering buyouts to some 40 (or 60 or more) of its folks before firing 'em outright has rekindled memories of the October 2004 massacre that left 250 Belo Corp. employees jobless. And it's raised the specter of the circulation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2006

    Dallas Morning Blues

    The good Friends of Unfair Park over at FrontBurner have been on the news from the News this afternoon that buyouts-layoffs are forthcoming; sorry, but we've been seeing Superman Returns, because some of us are film critics in our spare time. But we too have learned that this afternoon, Belo bosses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2006

    Belo Pays Up (And How)

    Belo Corporation, the owner of The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-Channel 8, doled out some $7.4 million to end a 12-year-old defamation lawsuit...in Kentucky. Belo bought WHAS-TV, an ABC affiliate, in 1997--three years after a roller-coaster accident at the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park spawned a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006

    Wrong, But Not That Wrong

    Longtime local activist and politico Lorlee Bartos has a message for us regarding our Belo Mansion post of this morning: Belo Mansion has nothing to do with the Belo Corporation. It is the headquarters of the Dallas Bar Association. Can't blame Belo on this one. Its history includes being a funera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2006

    Can't Spell "Below Expectations" Without Belo

    Tomorrow morning, Belo Corp. will announce its first-quarter results, and at least one person on the street (OK, TheStreet.com) doesn't think the news for News' owner is gonna be good. How could it, asks Sandy Brown, when: "The owner of the Dallas Morning News and regional TV and newspaper assets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2006

    Good News Is No News

    A local company is investing $50 million in a new plant in southern Dallas. Let's see, how can we make that seem like a bad thing? Hmm... See, the trouble is that the company is Belo Corp., which announced the groundbreaking for the plant on Langdon Road in a press release that can be found here. Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2006
  • News

    March 23, 2006
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2006

    That's News to The News

    Amazing the stuff you find trolling the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Web site when you've got nothing else to do. For instance, take this little item from Belo Corp.'s Form 10-K annual report, filed with the SEC just last week: "On January 5, 2006, Infinity Radio, Inc., a subsidiary o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006

    You Can't Spell "Below Expectations" Without Belo

    The underperforming stock of the Belo Corp., owners of The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-Channel 8, is getting much attention today; see here and here for commentary from those who know about such things. Both stories contain this quote from Belo chairman Robert Decherd: "The advertising market has b ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    Buzz

    Intercoursing the pooch: How Belo learned to love the F-bomb

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    No Pants Belo

    Morning News looks goofy on the circ fraud story

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Tin Giant

    Let Belo buy every station in the country--makes my job easier

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Public Disinterest

    So is media consolidation a bad thing?

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Urge to Merge

    Will Belo be bought? Yes. Or no. Either way, you won't be able to tell.

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Lawyered to Death

    Belo pays Peavy, and Riggs cries foul. Who won? The lawyers, of course.

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Meow

    The CueCat-astrophe continues as the Morning News announces job cuts

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    White Boys and Booze

    Forget Hispanics and tequila. What we're really worried about are those darn homosocials.

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Belo Bashing

    The News' parent levels a historic building as the paper opines for a new hotel

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Fart of the Deal

    We told you so

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    No News is Good News

    Belo, streakers, and Bush

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Rhode Outta Town

    Are Belo stupid or are we spiteful? Yes.

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Here's a Digit for You

    No more typing and clicking

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Buzz

    Feel a draft?; Like a virgin

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Buzz

    Bullish on Belo; The butt-naked truth

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    Buzz

    The News goes deafeningly silent

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Buzz

    Trouble in Belo's paradise

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Belo's sure got balls

    The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?

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