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Sinclair Broadcast renews ABC affiliations

Sinclair Broadcast renews ABC affiliations

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has renewed and extended affiliation deals with ABC Television Network across all of Sinclair’s ABC stations through 2022, the companies said Wednesday.

The deal includes station affiliation agreements that had been scheduled to expire at the end of last year. Extensions also apply to ABC-affiliated stations that Sinclair does not own but provides sales and other services to under joint sales agreements. Those agreements cover nine TV markets that serve about 5.8 million households.

The deal was reached as Sinclair is awaiting federal regulatory approval to acquire Tribune Media Co. for $3.9 billion. Sinclair and ABC agreed to extend Tribune’s ABC...

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