FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SINCLAIR RESPONDS TO FCC NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY
BALTIMORE, MD (December 21st, 2017) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. today acknowledged a Notice of Apparent Liability (“NAL”) from the FCC, which assesses a fine for apparently airing certain public service segments by the Huntsman Cancer Foundation about cancer prevention, treatments and cures, without certain sponsorship identification.
Sinclair proudly supports the Cancer Foundation and its educational mission. Any absence of sponsorship identification in these public service segments was unintended and a result of simple human error. After working to reach a reasonable settlement, we are disappointed by this NAL, which we believe is unreasonable, given the circumstances of our case and the absence of any viewer harm. We disagree with the FCC’s action and intend to contest this unwarranted fine.
Read more…Cancer Foundation Statement_ Dec21