Digital Communications Acquires Legacy TV News Talent Platform MediaLine, adds
to Growing Portfolio of Brands
TX — RWI
Digital Communications announced today it has acquired legacy on-air talent
(www.medialine.com), its second major acquisition in recent months. In May,
RWI purchased NewsBlues
(www.newsblues.com), the pioneering daily digital newsletter chronicling the
television news business.
In making the announcement, RWI President and CEO Rick Iler has been both a
fan and a customer of MediaLine for years.
“I am so excited to take the reins of MediaLine, which has been a staple of
the industry for decades,” said Iler. “In fact, I used MediaLine to help
find my first TV job right after college!”
Rich Everitt, MediaLine’s outgoing CEO, is thrilled about the future for the
“Rick Iler is a perfect fit to take over the ownership of MediaLine,” said
Everitt. “I think he will inject vision and creativity into an already
Iler plans to integrate MediaLine into his fast-growing portfolio of legacy
media brands, including NewsBlues.
“In addition to being the leading source of daily newsroom news, gossip and
inside information, NewsBlues features the most detailed and dynamic
sourcebook in the business,” added Iler. “MediaLine is the perfect partner
platform and going forward, we’ll be implementing some exciting enhancements
for both sites.”
RWI Digital Communications
Houston-based RWI Digital
was founded in 2017 by media investor and entrepreneur Rick Iler. RWI looks
for opportunities to find value and drive growth in legacy digital media
platforms. RWI’s growing
portfolio includes NewsBlues, the subscriber-based local television newsletter
and MediaLine, the leading talent and job website in local media.
in 1986, MediaLine is the industry leader in job listings and is one of the
most widely viewed TV news talent databases on the internet.
MediaLine is a daily updated, comprehensive source for the most reliable and
up to the minute job listings in the television news industry. From a daily
updated voice mail message system, MediaLine grew to be the most respected and
recognized source for job information in the Television News Industry.
Then came the next evolution – the Internet – and MediaLine became the
first place TV news Talent could display their resumes and clips from their
resume reels – where hiring managers could, for no charge, find hundreds of
potential employees of all different experience levels. At the same time, the
MediaLine Forum became the first television news insiders could discuss and
debate issues in broadcast news.
Now in its fourth decade, MediaLine
takes a monumental leap into the 21st Century with a new design and more
modern features than its founders could have dreamed of!
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