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Sinclair Broadcast sees opportunity in 'Next Generation' broadcast standard

Sinclair Broadcast sees opportunity in 'Next Generation' broadcast standard

Broadcast television is poised to transform the way it reaches viewers under advances in technology long backed by Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Broadcasters see a planned shift to a new transmission standard, which would provide over-the-air, high-definition broadcasts to mobile devices, as key to their survival. Making the transition is a priority for Sinclair, one of the country's largest owners of TV stations.

The proposed standard, known as Next Generation TV, could go before federal regulators for final approval as early as this summer.

For Sinclair, which played a key role in inventing and testing the system, the shift is expected to pave the way for...

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