Contact: Barry Faber, EVP & General Counsel
SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP AND DISH NETWORK REACH RETRANSMISSION CONSENT AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE
Baltimore, MD (August 26, 2015) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI), (the “Company,” “Sinclair”) announced that they have reached an agreement in principle with the DISH Network (“DISH”) for the carriage of the Company’s broadcast television stations. The parties have entered into a two-week extension in order to allow time to document the agreement.
“We are pleased to announce that we were able to come to an agreement in principle with DISH, and we regret any inconvenience that was caused to the DISH subscribers as a result of the short blackout,” stated Barry Faber, Sinclair’s EVP/General Counsel and chief negotiator.
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country with 163 television stations it owns, operates and/or provides services to in 79 markets broadcasting 379 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair’s broadcast content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.