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Sinclair Broadcast Group may be eyeing The Weather Channel

Sinclair Broadcast Group may be eyeing The Weather Channel

Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group is interested in acquiring The Weather Channel's TV operations in a deal that could be valued at $100 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The cable channel is owned by private equity firms Bain Capital LLC and Blackstone Group LP and NBCUniversal, a unit of Comcast Corp.

Officials at Sinclair could not be reached for comment Tuesday, a day before the company announces second-quarter earnings. A spokesman for the Weather Channel's TV business had no comment.

Sinclair, one of the nation's largest independent broadcasters and the largest producer of local news, acquired its...

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