FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SINCLAIR SETTLES OUTSTANDING MATTERS WITH THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
BALTIMORE, MD (July 29, 2016) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. today entered into a Consent Decree with the Federal Communications Commission resolving a number of previously disclosed matters that have been pending at the FCC, some for more than a decade, and several involving recently acquired stations. These matters related to certain content broadcast on Sinclair stations, technical issues relating to local marketing agreements, and the FCC’s rule regarding joint retransmission consent negotiations.
The FCC has dismissed all pending claims against Sinclair in the Media Bureau and will now issue license renewals for 90 television stations. As part of the settlement, Sinclair agreed to make a payment of $9.495 million.
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