Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Announces Renewals Of NBC Affiliation Agreements
BALTIMORE, Feb. 19, 2018 — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (“Sinclair”) today announced that Sinclair and NBC have entered into a multi-year renewal of the NBC affiliations in three Sinclair markets, KSNV in Las Vegas NV, WJAC in Johnstown PA, and WTOV in Wheeling WV. The NBC affiliation was also renewed by Cunningham Broadcasting Group, the licensee of KRNV, a station in Reno, NV that Sinclair provides sales and other services to under a joint sales agreement.
The four renewed markets serve approximately 1.4 million households.
“We are pleased to renew our agreements with NBC, a longtime partner and provider of some of broadcast television’s most popular entertainment, news and sports programming,” said Barry Faber, Sinclair’s Executive Vice President for Distribution and Network Relations. “The renewals reflect the value of the symbiotic relationship between NBC’s programming and the local news and syndicated content we provide.”
“We are happy to be renewing our affiliation with Sinclair and Cunningham in these four markets and look forward to continued collaboration to provide high quality NBC broadcast content to complement each station’s local news and programming,” said Jean Dietze, President, Affiliate Relations, NBC Broadcasting.
The companies have previously agreed to TV Everywhere digital rights and a framework for Sinclair’s NBC affiliated stations to opt into OTT deals.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
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), 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 stations 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.
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