Comcast has agreed to buy the Milwaukee-based Tribune Media, the latest news in a long-running feud between the two companies.
The news comes on the heels of the $5.7 billion takeover bid by Tribune Media in June.
The merger is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The deal includes Tribune Media’s television division, which has grown to include more than 1,000 stations.
Comcast will also acquire The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, which is owned by the newspaper group of the Tribune Company.
Comcast has about 1.8 million customers in Wisconsin, the state with the nation’s second-highest metro area population.
The Tribune Media network includes news sites like WISN-TV and Fox Milwaukee, as well as digital properties like The Milwaukee Gazette and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Tribune Media said in a statement that it plans to “build on the strong momentum” it has built in recent years with its media brands, including its sports-centric news website, and will continue to invest in local content and community-focused programs.
The move to acquire Tribune Media is part of Comcast’s larger push to expand its reach across the United States.
Comcast said last year that it planned to buy several dozen newspapers and magazines.
The acquisition is a significant win for Comcast, which owns a stake in Tribune Media and has been seeking to acquire newspapers in the region.
Comcast also has a stake stake in the online news site Gawker Media, which Gawker has filed for bankruptcy protection in California.