Sinclair Broadcast Group will partner with the owner of The Weather Channel to buy 21 regional sports networks and Fox College Sports from The Walt Disney Co. for $10.6 billion, the companies announced Friday.
Baltimore-area businesses weathered failed deals, layoffs, closings and restructuring in 2018. But some started new chapters by expanding or merging, and new development sprouted all over and one new industry spread like a weed.
As our politics move from crazy to crazy and fevered with the battle over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh totally on and midterms just around the corner, it is fascinating to watch the Trump propaganda machine gear up. Enter stage right: Sean Hannity and Boris Epshteyn.
Democratic incumbent Brian Frosh and his Republican challenger, Craig Wolf, have agreed to two debates in Maryland's attorney general race. But deciding when and where they should be has become contentious.
After the collapse of the $3.9 billion Sinclair/Tribune merger, Sinclair will likely have its hand full fighting the $1 billion Tribune lawsuit and allegations of “misrepresentation” by the FCC. But merger opponents expect no change in the long run in the broadcaster's goals for growth.
I'll be honest, some weeks I don’t know if I’m evolving to a higher ethical plane or losing my journalistic religion bit by bit as I struggle to communicate what I see as President Trump’s toxic effects on American media and culture.
Sinclair's image problem: The CEO of the company it was about to partner with and the chair of the FCC are both calling its conduct into question — and one of them is willing to take on the president of the United States who appointed him and the other is going to court to prove it.
Sinclair Broadcast Group continues to work with Tribune Media Co. to win approval of their controversial proposed $3.9 billion merger despite hitting a potentially deal-ending roadblock with federal regulators last month.
A law firm has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the nation’s five largest owners of local television stations, including Sinclair Broadcast Group, accusing them of artificially inflating the price of advertisements.
If anyone still thought President Trump didn’t see Sinclair in political terms as part of his media support system, his Tuesday night tweet denouncing the FCC for not granting approval for the Maryland company's purchase of Tribune Media should dispel that notion.
After more than a year, Sinclair Broadcast appeared to be close to finalizing its controversial deal to acquire rival Tribune Media for $3.9 billion when its apparent derailment was triggered by an unlikely key player - the head of the FCC.
In a document released Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is raising questions about whether Sinclair Broadcast misrepresented parts of the proposed deal to acquire Tribune Media and whether the deal is in the public interest.
Fox Broadcasting Co. will buy some of the 23 Sinclair Broadcast Group television stations that the broadcaster will sell in its bid to win federal approval of its proposed multi-billion dollar takeover of Tribune Media.
Sinclair Broadcast Group and several partners plan to build out the infrastructure to run a trial of Next Generation TV, a new mobile-friendly broadcast transmission standard, in the Dallas television market.
Fox might be the most prominent platform to have become more politically emboldened since the election of President Donald Trump, but it is only one of several that have taken a more partisan turn or made clear their intentions of serving the president’s goals in 2017.