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Standard logos/branding[edit]

The following content was removed from the lead section of the article for LIN-owned WDTN on 15 February 2012, for WP:OR and/or WP:V.

WDTN's logo is very similar to ones used by KMID, WPRI-TV, and WNAC-TV.

The statement was modified on 25 Febrary 2012 and moved to the "Station slogans" section.

WDTN's logo, with the number "2" placed over a bottom-left to top-right oriented red oval, is much like those used by its sister stations WPRI-TV, which has the number "12" over a similar oval, and WNAC-TV, which has the words "FOX Providence" over a similar oval. Its logo is also similar to that used by unrelated station KMID. There the oval contains a different shade of red, but the font of the number "2" is virtually identical.

This paragraph was also removed.

WDTN, a former Hearst station, had used an identifiable Hearst/Argyle style logo even after the station was sold to Sunrise Television. Upon Sunrise's 2002 merger with LIN TV, the logo was changed to one very similar to today's, but lacking the NBC peacock component, as it was then an ABC affiliate.

LIN stations WPRI-TV and WNAC-TV, both in Providence, RI, use similar logos, and I subsequently found that former LIN station WAND in Decatur/Springfield/Champaign/Urbana, IL does as well.

My operating theory is, as former logos are retired, LIN either does or did employ common station branding. Can this theory be proved or disproved? If it was LIN policy, was it only applied to certain stations?

KMID, in Midland/Odessa, TX, has no apparent connection to the LIN stations. Is its similar logo just a coincidence or is it an example of reusing a public domain logo?

If anyone has any insight on this and/or sources proving or disproving, please let me know here. Thanks. --Chaswmsday (talk) 14:53, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was move. Cúchullain t/c 16:35, 13 June 2012 (UTC)


LIN TV CorporationLIN Media – The reason for this move is that I believe the title (the "TV" portion instead of "Television") does not work well here at Wikipedia, as per WP:TITLEFORMAT. In addition, the majority of the other companies placed under w:Category:Television broadcasting companies of the United States use "television" instead of "TV" (i.e.: "CBS Television Stations" instead of "CBS TV Stations") , unless it was STRICTLY part of the official name (i.e.: "Local TV"). Under my opinion, the article should be moved to "LIN Media". That is the current DBA name of the company and is highly recognized, after a search of the term on Google. Being the name that LIN calls themselves post-2010, I think it's time that the article be moved to my suggestion. Any questions? CLICK HERE. Thank you! Fairly OddParents Freak (Fairlyoddparents1234) 00:31, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Move to Media General when done?[edit]

I'd like to propose, once all is said and done, renaming the LIN Media page to Media General, and renaming the current Media General page to something else (Media General (former)?)

They have said this is a merger, essentially. I accept that. It's even more apparent when you notice that Media General will essentially be run by LIN's staff and CEO post-merger. As such, post-merger Media General will be essentially a continuation of LIN, and the old one will cease to exist. Do you think how we handle the merger here should reflect that? ViperSnake151  Talk  00:14, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

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