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FCC Approves Sinclair's Allbritton Buy - Posted July 24, 2014
The FCC has approved Sinclair Broadcast Group's purchase of Allbritton Communications. The sixteen page document released by the FCC also denied several petitions against the merger. >UPDATE... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Announces Funding for Allbritton Purchase - Posted July 24, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced it has lined up the funding to buy Allbritton Communications. In a press release, the station group announced Sinclair Television Group, a subsidiary, has closed its private offering of ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Launches College Sports Network - Posted July 17, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today it's getting into the sports programming game by launching a collegiate sports initiative called the American Sports Network. The network plans to air its programming on Sinclair's CW and MyNet stations and has deals wit... [SocialTimes.com]

Sinclair Launches College Sports Network - Posted July 17, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today it's getting into the sports programming game by launching a collegiate sports initiative called the American Sports Network. The network plans to air its programming on Sinclair's CW and MyNet stations and has deals wit... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Reportedly Clears Last Hurdle Before Closing Deal for Allbritton - Posted July 16, 2014
The Wall Street Journal repor... [TVSpy]

Seven Months Later, Sinclair's WNWO Back on Buckeye Cable - Posted July 15, 2014
The seven month long retrans dispute between Block Communications owned Buckeye Cable and Sinclair owned Toledo NBC affiliate WNWO has been resolved. ... [TVSpy]

Sharyl Attkisson to Work as Investigative Reporter for Sinclair - Posted July 2, 2014
Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson will work for Sinclair Broadcasting as an independent freelance investigative reporter. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Sharyl Attkisson to Work as Investigative Reporter for Sinclair - Posted July 2, 2014
Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson will work for Sinclair Broadcasting as an independent freelance investigative reporter. ... [TVSpy]

Q1 Earnings: Sinclair Broadcast Revenues Up 48% - Posted May 7, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported $373.9 million in net broadcast revenues for the first quarter of 2014, a 47.8% increase compared to the year-ago quarter. Operating income for the quarter was $81 million, up 27.2% from the prior year period. Political revenues were $6.1 million compared to $0.9 million in the first quarter... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Makes Management Changes at Toledo Station - Posted April 21, 2014
Sinclair Broadcasting has installed a new management team at its Toledo NBC affiliate WNWO "as part of its plan to beef up the station's position in the marketplace... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Offers to Sell Stations Ahead of FCC Decision - Posted March 21, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group told the FCC it will restructure its deal to buy Allbritton by selling some stations and stop providing services to others in order to comply with the proposed ban on shared service agreements. Sinclair said... [TVSpy]

FCC Expected to Vote on Shared Service Agreement Ban - Posted March 6, 2014
Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to ask the FCC to vote on a ban of some shared-service agreements in the commissions next meeting. The proposal is also expected to ban local stations from teaming up in retransmission negotiations. ... [TVSpy]

Q4 Earnings: Sinclair Broadcast Revenue Up 33% - Posted February 12, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported net broadcast revenues of $382.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 33.2% increase compared to the year-ago quarter. Operating income for the quarter was $103.3 million, a 13.3% drop compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. The decline was due to the absence of political revenue... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Names James Doty GM of WJAC - Posted January 13, 2014
James Doty has been named general manager of Sinclair Broadcast Group's Johnstown, PA, station WJAC. We are please... [TVSpy]

Former Baltimore Anchor Joining Sinclair as National Correspondent - Posted December 20, 2013
Kai Jackson, the longtime anchor for Baltimore's CBS owned station WJZ, told ... [TVSpy]

FCC Challenging Part of Sinclair's Allbritton Buy - Posted December 9, 2013
The FCC is telling Sinclair Broadcast Group that part of its $985 million purchase of Allbritton Communications will violate ownership rules. ... [TVSpy]

Glen Callanan Named GM of Cedar Rapids Sinclair Station - Posted December 2, 2013
Sinclair Broadcasting Group has named Glen Callanan general manager of its Cedar Rapids, IA, CBS affiliate ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Hires Former FCC Adviser for New Washington Office - Posted November 26, 2013
Sinclair Broadcasting Group has announced the hiring of Rebecca Hanson as senior vice president, Strategy and Policy. Hanson, who comes to the s... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Closes on Purchase of KRNV - Posted November 22, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced it has closed on the acquisition of the non-license assets of Reno, NV, NBC station KRNV from Intermountain West for $26 million and has entered into an a... [SocialTimes.com]

Doug Gealy Named Group Manager by Sinclair - Posted November 22, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group has named Doug Gealy group manager. As group manager, Gealy will oversee Sinclair's stations in the Washington, D.C, Raleigh, NC, and Rich... [TVSpy]

Free Press Fires Back at Sinclair in Station Group's Own Backyard - Posted November 7, 2013
Free Press, the non-profit media watchdog and authors of a recent article targeting Sinclair Broadcasting is taking another shot at the media giant. This time, the organization has ... [TVSpy]

Q3 Earnings: Sinclair Net Broadcast Revenues Up 35% - Posted November 6, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported net broadcast revenues of $303 million for the third quarter of 2013, a +34.7% increase compared to the year-ago quarter. Net income was $36.3 million for the quarter, up from $26.2 million in the third quarter of 2012. In the non-election year, political revenues were $2.7 million, down... [TVSpy]

American Cable Association Petitions FCC Over Sinclair's Latest Purchase - Posted November 5, 2013
The American Cable Association has filed a petition asking the FCC to either restrict or deny Sinclair Broadcast Group's purchase of N... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Comes Out Swinging Over Allegations of 'Sneaky Tactics' - Posted October 24, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group has responded to the Free Press article "Stop The Media Giants" in which the public interest group claims station groups like Sinclair are using... [TVSpy]

After Losing Belo to Gannett, Sinclair Reportedly Eyeing Gray, LIN and Raycom - Posted October 10, 2013
Bloomberg News reports Sinclair Broadcast Group is weighing more acquisitions after attempting to "steal Belo Corp. from the clutches of Gannett Co." Gray Television, LIN Media and Raycom Media... [TVSpy]

Sinclair's Buy of Allbritton's Stations Gets Second Look from DOJ - Posted October 9, 2013
Both Sinclair Broadcasting and Allbritton Communications have been asked for more information in Sinclair's proposed buy of Allbritton's Harrisburg, PA, and Charleston, SC, stations. ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Closes on Titan Station Buy - Posted October 4, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group has closed on its acquisition of the stock and broadcast assets of four Titan Broadcast stations. The cash deal, worth more than $115 million, also includes Sinclair taking over Titan's sales and service agreements with two st... [TVSpy]

Change in Federal Rules Could Impact Sinclair Broadcast Group's Expansion - Posted September 20, 2013
USA Today looks at how Sinclair Broadcast Group's recent expansion has "fueled debate about enduring questions on concentration of media ownership and fresh attempts by federal regulators to scale back broadcaste... [TVSpy]

Sheila Gray to Join Sinclair Broadcasting as Special Correspondent - Posted August 29, 2013
Sheila Gray, the anchor who left Cincinnati FOX affiliate WXIX l... [TVSpy]

Sinclair CEO: 'There is Significant Value' in a National Rollout of NewsChannel 8 - Posted July 30, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group president and CEO David Smith says there is "significant value" in expanding NewsChannel 8, Allbritton's regional cable channel in Washington, D.C., to other markets. Smith discussed the possibility this morning in remarks to i... [TVSpy]

Sinclair to Buy Allbritton Stations for $985 Million - Posted July 29, 2013
Sinclair Broadcasting has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the stock of Perpetual Corporation and equity interest of Charleston Television, LLC, both owned by Allbritton for an aggregate purchase of $985 million. ... [TVSpy]

Former Eugene Meteorologist Takes a Swing at Sinclair, the FCC and KMTR - Posted June 12, 2013
Joseph Calbreath, retired meteorologist for Eugene, OR, NBC affiliate KMTR, is not being shy about giving viewers his take on Fisher Communic... [TVSpy]

Larry Forsgren Named GM of WMSN - Posted June 10, 2013
Larry Forsgren has been named general manager at WMSN, Sinclair Broadcast Group's Fox affiliate in Madison, Wisc. Forsgren has been the station's general sales manager for the past y... [TVSpy]

Advertisers Wary of KMTR After Reported Layoffs - Posted June 7, 2013
What KMTR called "operational and organizational changes" earlier in the week, some employees of the Eugene, OR, NBC affiliate are now calling a "bloodbath," ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Buys Four Titan Stations, Agrees to Operate Two - Posted June 4, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced it will buy the stock and broadcast assets of four Titan Broadcast Management TV stations and assume Titan's agreeme... [TVSpy]

FOX Tops in Ad Revenue Among Station Groups - Posted May 23, 2013
TVNewsCheck and BIA/Kelsey have put out a list of the top 30 station groups ranked by the ad revenue taken in during 2012. While ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Names Director of News Standards - Posted May 1, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group has named Bill Anderson as its new director of News Standards and Practices. Anderson has been the news director for Local TV owned... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Broadcast Revenues Rise 33% in Q1 - Posted April 30, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported net broadcast revenues of $259.2 million in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 32.5% on the year-ago quarter. Sinclair's operating income in the first quarter of 2013 increased to $63.7 million from $59.9 million in the first quarter of 2012. Local net broadcast revenues, which in... [TVSpy]

Sinclair CEO: More Acquisitions Planned - Posted April 12, 2013
As we told you yesterday, Sinclair Broadcast Group is paying $373 million for Fisher Communications, the Seattle-based owner of 20 television stations ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Broadcast Group to Acquire Fisher Communications for $373M - Posted April 11, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying Fisher Communications for $373.3 million, the two companies announced Thursday. Fisher owns 20 television stations in eight markets, reaching 3.9% of U.S. TV households (full list is after the jump). The transaction also includes three radio stations in Seattle. As part of the terms of ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Buying Barrington TV Stations For $370M - Posted March 1, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group is purchasing 18 stations from Barrington Broadcasting Group for $370 million, the company announced Thursday. As part of the agreement, Sinclair will operate or provide sales services to an additional six Barrington stations. The 24 stations are located in 15 markets and reach 3.5% of the U.S. T... [TVSpy]

Ron Oliveira Out at Austin's KEYE - Posted February 28, 2013
KEYE evening anchor Ron Oliveira... [TVSpy]

Cox Media to Sell Five Stations to Sinclair - Posted February 26, 2013
In an effort to focus on larger markets, Cox Media Group has agreed to sell five stations in small markets to Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sinclair will acquire KFOX... [TVSpy]

'I'm Not Going to Stand in Their Way': Chief Meteorologist Troy Kimmel Leaving Sinclair's KEYE - Posted December 10, 2012
Troy Kimmel, chief meteorologist for Austin's Sinclair owned station, KEYE, ... [TVSpy]

General Manager Les Vann Leaving WKRC - Posted November 30, 2012
The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting Les Vann, general manager for CBS affiliate ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair's Election Eve Special, Broadcast in Swing States, Criticized as Partisan - Posted November 7, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group is under fire for an election special that aired on stations in battleground states Monday night. The half-hour special -- broadcast on the eve of the election in Columbus, Dayton and West Palm Beach -- is being criticized as a partisan attack on President ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Reaches Long-Term Affiliation Agreement with Fox - Posted May 15, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today that it has reached a new, long-term deal with Fox to renew the affiliation agreements for 19 stations that Sinclair owns and/or programs. The new agreements go into effect at the beginning of... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Reports 23% Boost in Revenue on Strength of Retrans, Political Advertising - Posted May 2, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group today reported financial results for the first quarter, announcing a 23% increase in revenue for the period. Sinclair, which owns and operates, programs or p... [TVSpy]

Sales Veteran Named GM of KABB-KMYS - Posted April 23, 2012
Dean Radla has been promoted to general manager of KABB and KMYS in San Antonio. Radla has served as director of sales for the Sinclai... [TVSpy]

GM Jim Lutton Says WWMT Sees Positive Changes Under Sinclair Ownership - Posted April 4, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group officially closed the $385 million acquisition of Freedom Communications eight-station group yesterday, and the stations -- which have been operated by Sinclair since December -- are already seeing changes. ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Creates Virtual Triopoly in Columbus - Posted March 9, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group has reportedly inked a shared services agreement to manage Columbus CW-affiliate WWHO, which would give the company... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Taps WBFF News Director to Oversee News for the Entire Station Group - Posted February 17, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced this week that Scott Livingston, currently the news director of the company's flagship station, WBFF in Baltimore, has b... [TVSpy]

Nexstar Makes Millions Off Sinclair's Acquisition of Four Points Stations - Posted January 4, 2012
Nexstar Broadcasting is getting millions from Sinclair Broadcast Group's recent acquisition of the stations of Four Points Media. This week Sinclair ... [SocialTimes.com]

Nexstar Makes Millions Off Sinclair's Acquisition of Four Points Stations - Posted January 4, 2012
Nexstar Broadcasting is getting millions from Sinclair Broadcast Group's recent acquisition of the stations of Four Points Media. This week Sinclair ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Finalizes Acquisition of Four Points Stations - Posted January 3, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today that it has finalized the acquisition of Four Points Media's stations for $200 million. Sinclair announced the deal... [SocialTimes.com]

Sinclair to Buy Freedom Communications Stations - Posted November 2, 2011
Sinclair Broadcast Group will purchase the eight-station Freedom Communications station group for $385 million, the company announced today. The deal will be reviewed by the FCC and is expected to ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Makes GM Appointments in Raleigh and Flint - Posted March 30, 2011
Sinclair Broadcast Group has made two general manager appointments this week. The company, which manages 58 stations across the country, announced on Wednesday that John Hummel had been named general manager of ... [SocialTimes.com]

Sinclair Reaches 'Agreement-in-Principle' with Comcast - Posted March 3, 2011
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today that it has reached an "agreement-in-principle" with Comcast on a new, multi-year retrans deal. The new deal means that 36 Sinclair stations in 22 markets will continue to be carried by ... [TVSpy]

With Revenues Up 23.5% in Fourth Quarter, Sinclair Sees Strong Automotive Surge in 2010 - Posted February 9, 2011
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today that its broadcast revenues were up 23.5% in the fourth quarter of last year. "2010 ended on an even stronger note than originally anticipated with record levels of political advertising helping to drive net broadcast revenues," sai... [TVSpy]

Time Warner to Produce New WXLV Newscast as Part of Sinclair Retrans Deal - Posted February 2, 2011
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today that it has finalized a new, multi-year retrans agreement with Time Warner Cable. The new deal covers 28 stations that Sinclair owns and/or operates in 17 markets. Sinclair and TWC reached a tentative agreement two weeks ago, quieting the ... [TVSpy]

As Sinclair and Time Warner Cable Finalize New Deal, FCC Plans to Examine Retrans Rules - Posted January 18, 2011
Sinclair Broadcasting and Time Warner Cable reached a retrans deal on Saturday, narrowly avoiding a promised blackout. Sinclair said in a statement that the two companies have worked out the basics of a new deal and that their current agreement would remain in effect unti... [TVSpy]

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