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Sinclair defends takeover of Tribune Media in FCC response

Sinclair defends takeover of Tribune Media in FCC response

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has declined to offer a list of TV stations it plans to sell or is marketing for sale in a response to federal regulators’ request for information about the broadcaster’s proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media Co.

But the Hunt Valley-based TV station owner would need to sell licenses in at least two markets under current national TV station ownership limits, the company said in a document filed late Thursday with the Federal Communications Commissions.

The FCC asked Sinclair last month to show how it plans to comply with ownership limits after it buys Tribune. The deal, announced in May, would create the nation’s largest broadcaster, with...

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