BH Media Group is a media conglomerate that oversees publishing in a variety of media including both daily and weekly newspapers. The company operates in Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. In addition to print, the company also offers entertainment and news via television and digital platforms. It also owns a number of subsidiary companies including BH Media Printing Solutions and BH Digital Media Services.
BH Media Group was first incorporated in 2012 and is made up of more than 80 different organizations. The company is based in Omaha, Nebraska and takes pride in making sure that every subsidiary media company is rooted in the community in which it is based.
In total, BH Media Group manages the printing and deliver of more than 30 daily newspapers including USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, the Daily Press in Newport News, and others. The company also prints and delivers more than 200 weekly newspapers, and offers other printing services including phone books. The company is seen as a leading provider of news in the country and is the 10th largest newspaper media company in the United States.
Berkshire Hathaway has a long history with newspapers. In fact, Sun Newspapers, a group of Omaha weeklies, was one of the first companies that Buffett bought when he began diversifying Berkshire Hathaway in the late 1960s. By the time that BH Media group was founded, Buffett owned several dozen newspapers across Nebraska and Iowa.
Then in 2012, the same year that BH Media Group was founded, the company purchased Media General, and acquired 63 additional papers as part of the transaction. The company’s presence exploded and the steady acquisition of papers to be added to the company continues to grow. In 2014, the company got its first television station, WPLG in Miami.
In order to help with the immense printing demands, BH Media Group created the BH Media Publishing Solutions, which provides printing to not only the BH Media Group publications, but around 100 other daily and weekly titles. It owns offices in five different states.
Although the newspaper business has slowed somewhat, BH Media Group is still going strong and offers daily, weekly, and hourly news updates to the community, as well as all manner of printing and digital solutions.