The National Desk

America’s News, Now.

The National Desk (TND) provides real-time national news and regional stories from Sinclair Broadcast Group stations online and on-air providing a comprehensive, commentary-free look at the most impactful news of the day. The program showcases the depth and breadth of Sinclair journalists from across the country to help guide viewers through important news events and issues happening at the moment across the country and around the world.   

TND morning news program, live from 6-9 am ET / 6-8 am PT, Monday through Friday, focuses on issues and matters of importance that  people need to know about as they start their day. TND’s coverage continues throughout the day on social and digital platforms and, wraps up the day with a live two-hour late news program, weeknights from 10 pm-12 am ET / 7-9 pm PT, that explores consumer news, economic issues, politics, health concerns, as well as investigative reports and breaking news. These topics are covered by local reporters to ensure viewers get clear, reliable and trusted information.  

TND airs on Sinclair’s CW, MYTV and select FOX affiliated broadcast stations. TND also streams live on STIRR, all Sinclair news websites, and TheNationalDesk.com, which is available to all viewers, free of charge with no subscription, log in or authentication required. TND is also available live and on demand on YouTube.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Salvation Army Exceed Significant Fundraising Milestone for Those Affected by COVID-19

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP AND THE SALVATION ARMY EXCEED SIGNIFICANT FUNDRAISING MILESTONE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY COVID-19

The Sinclair Cares and Salvation Army: Your Neighbor Needs You campaign has surpassed a half-million dollars in donations and is still going strong.

Baltimore, Maryland – (April 17, 2020) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) today announced its “Sinclair Cares and Salvation Army: Your Neighbor Needs You” campaign has raised more than $500,000 nationally for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Sinclair has committed to matching the first $100,000 of community donations, bringing the total support of the campaign to more than $600,000 and growing.

The initiative, which launched Tuesday, March 31st, encourages viewers across the nation to help support fellow Americans impacted by the global pandemic. All Sinclair-owned outlets, including local television news stations, Tennis Channel, Regional Sports Networks, Marquee, STIRR, Comet, and more continue to participate in on-air, digital and social media efforts to support this important initiative. Through this partnership, Sinclair outlets are working with their local Salvation Army field offices to provide relief to community members who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Viewers aware of a neighbor in need, or who are in need of assistance themselves, are encouraged to contact their local Salvation Army field office.

COVID-19 continues to have a devastating effect on countless lives across the globe. In America, hundreds of thousands have fallen ill, schools and many businesses remain closed, and millions have found themselves without a paycheck. It has impacted every community and every American. Across the United States, in both urban and rural communities, access to food, shelter, and other basic essentials has suddenly become uncertain. The “Sinclair Cares and Salvation Army: Your Neighbor Needs You” campaign allows neighbors to directly support their communities by giving to the Salvation Army.

“Thanks to our expansive local footprint in so many communities across the country, we are in a unique position to offer assistance to thousands of Americans struggling to cope with the effects of this pandemic,” said Sinclair President and CEO Chris Ripley. “We are humbled by the outpouring of support shown by our local audiences, and thankful to the Salvation Army for helping us make this initiative a success. As we face this crisis head on, we will continue to make it a priority to help our communities and neighbors.”

Since 2017, Sinclair has worked with the Salvation Army to aid in multiple relief efforts, including Hurricanes Harvey, Florence, and Michael, as well as the Midwest Bomb Cyclone, Carr Fire, and the Middle Tennessee tornadoes this past March. Collectively, these efforts have raised over $2 million for relief. Sinclair will continue to provide viewers with continued coverage of COVID-19, and its unprecedented impact on local communities across the country.

The “Sinclair Cares and Salvation Army: Your Neighbor Needs You” campaign is accepting donations at https://sinclaircares.com/.

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair is a diversified media company and leading provider of local sports and news. The Company owns and/or operates 23 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 191 television stations in 89 markets; is a leading local news provider in the country; owns multiple national networks; and has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks. 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.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood

Media Contact:
Michael Padovano
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Diamond Financials

Supplemental Financial Information

Diamond Sports Intermediate Holdings LLC

Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplemental Financial Disclosures

Pursuant to the terms of certain credit agreements (the “Diamond Credit Agreements”) among Diamond Sports Intermediate Holdings LLC (“Holdings”), Diamond Sports Group LLC (“Borrower” or “Issuer”), certain agents, and the issuing banks and lenders party thereto (collectively, the “Lenders”), and the terms of the indentures related to secured and unsecured notes (the “Diamond Indentures”), entered into among the Issuer, Diamond Sports Finance Company, as co-issuer, Holdings, the other parties thereto as guarantors, and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, the Borrower has agreed to provide certain financial information regarding Holdings and its consolidated subsidiaries to the Lenders and holders of notes issued under the Diamond Indentures.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (“Sinclair” or the “Company”), as the indirect parent of Holdings, has elected to make this supplemental financial information generally available to the public by posting on Sinclair’s website.

This supplemental financial information should be read in conjunction with (i) Sinclair’s quarterly or annual earnings release for the periods reflected in the supplemental financial information, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as part of a Current Report on Form 8-K, and (ii) Sinclair’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the periods reflected in the supplemental financial information, which are filed with the SEC.

The matters discussed in the supplemental financial discussion include forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, future events and actions. When used in the supplemental financial discussion, the words “outlook,” “intends to,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “achieves,” “estimates,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results in the future could differ materially and adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including and in addition to the assumptions set forth therein, but not limited to: the potential impacts of the war in Ukraine and the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic on the Borrower’s business operations, financial results and financial position and on the world economy, including the significant disruption to the operations of the professional sports leagues, the need to provide rebates to our distributors related to canceled professional sporting events, and loss of advertising revenue due to postponement or cancellation of professional sporting events, and reduced consumer spending as a result of shelter in place and stay at home orders; the Borrower’s ability to generate cash to service its substantial indebtedness; successful execution of outsourcing agreements; the successful execution of retransmission consent agreements; the successful execution of distributor agreements; the successful execution of media rights agreements with professional sports teams; the impact of over-the-top and other emerging technologies and their potential impact on cord-cutting; the impact of distributors offering “skinny” programming bundles that may not include all programming of our regional sports networks; pricing and demand fluctuations in local and national advertising; the successful implementation and consumer adoption of the Borrower’s sports direct to consumer platform; volatility in programming costs; the market acceptance of new programming; our ability to identify and consummate acquisitions and investments, to manage increased leverage resulting from acquisitions and investments, and to achieve anticipated returns on those investments once consummated; and the impact of pending and future litigation claims against the Borrower. There can be no assurances that the assumptions and other factors referred to in the supplemental financial discussion will occur. Sinclair undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

The supplemental financial disclosures are not intended to serve as a “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in compliance with Item 303 of Regulation S-K.

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connect to congress

Connect to Congress is a multimedia initiative that enables members of Congress from Sinclair markets to discuss topics important for their home constituents. To access Connect to Congress, please click below:

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full measure with sharyl attkisson

FULL MEASURE with Sharyl Attkisson is a weekly national news program focusing on investigative, original and accountability reporting unique in today’s media and is dedicated to pursuing untouchable subjects through fearless reporting. To access FULL MEASURE latest reports and news stream click below:

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