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SINCLAIR ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH YOUTUBE TV
INCLUDES CARRIAGE OF TENNIS CHANNEL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS
BALTIMORE, MD – August 17, 2017 –Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) today announced an agreement for all of its ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates to be carried in their respective markets as YouTube TV launches in those markets. As part of this agreement, YouTube TV will also deliver Tennis Channel to all of its members. The Companies also expect YouTube TV to expand its offering to include Sinclair’s CW and MyNetwork TV stations, as well as the 24-hour science fiction channel, Comet TV.
“We are excited to announce this agreement with YouTube TV which is quickly expanding to cover more cities across the country and includes popular local, network and sports programming,” said Barry Faber, Sinclair’s Executive Vice President for Distribution and Network Relations. “We believe that our viewers want the ability to access content on any screen and having this relationship with YouTube will provide value to not only our viewers, but our advertising relationships as well. We appreciate that Google, the owner of YouTube TV, recognized the importance of carrying all of the local broadcast affiliates in their effort to attract subscribers to this new service.”
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