A split-up of media conglomerate Gannett's television and newspaper divisions into two separate companies could portend more deals, said the company's CEO Gracia Martore on Tuesday. As a single entity, Gannett ran into restrictions on owning television stations and newspapers in the same market. Separating the businesses will free each unit to add to their respective portfolios, Martore said. The split will likely have greater impact on the newspaper division, as Gannett already pursued deals in the more lucrative areas of TV and digitial. Among potential targets Gannett's newspaper business could pursue if it seeks a transformational deal are Tribune Publishing Co. and E.W. Scripps.