Contact: Barry Faber, EVP, Distribution & Network Relations
SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP ANNOUNCES EXPECTED END OF CARRIAGE BY FRONTIER CABLE
Encourages Frontier Subscribers to switch to other video providers like Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV
Seattle, WA and Portland, OR (December 20, 2016) – Sinclair Broadcast Group (“Sinclair” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SBGI), the owner of KOMO-TV (ABC in Seattle, Washington) and, KATU-TV (ABC in Portland, Oregon) announced today that it does not expect to renew its retransmission consent agreement with Frontier Cable (“Frontier”). As a result, Frontier will likely not be carrying these stations beginning on January 1, 2017. Frontier has also advised Sinclair that after December 31, 2016, Frontier does not intend to carry Sinclair-owned Tennis Channel to the hundreds of thousands of Frontier subscribers who currently receive this cable channel.
Read more…Frontier Press Release