FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2017
SINCLAIR RESPONSE TO DENIAL OF EMERGENCY STAY OF THE UHF DISCOUNT
BALTIMORE – In response to today’s order by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denying an emergency stay of the UHF discount, the following statement may be attributed to Sinclair Broadcast Group:
“We are pleased that the Court denied the motion for an emergency stay of a rule that had been in effect for decades. We remain confident that the Court will conclude on the merits that the UHF discount should remain in place until a thorough review of the current ownership rules is completed.”
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI)
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Pro forma for the Tribune acquisition (before any related divestitures) and all previously announced pending transactions, the Company will own, operate and/or provide services to 233 television stations in 108 markets. The Company has multiple emerging networks as well as being affiliated with all the major networks. Sinclair is a leading local news provider in the country and a producer of live sports content. Sinclair’s 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.