Media General, Lin Media Merge To Make One Of The Nation’s Largest Multimedia Companies

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This week, the Federal Communications Commission formally approved a merger between Media General, owner of 8News, and Lin Media.

The merger creates one of the largest multimedia companies in the nation. The new Media General will reach 23 percent of American television households with 71 stations in 48 markets and with a digital business that’s one of the largest and most diverse in the industry.

The new company is welcoming a new President and CEO, Vince Sadusky.

“Our job is to take that great content and reach out and touch people on all these screens.”

Making a difference in the lives of those viewers is a cornerstone of the new Media General.

8News is excited to be a part of the new Media General.

Stay tuned to see what we have in store for you in 2015. (Hint: It’s exciting!)

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