Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation Welcome Rebecca Hanson, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Policy, Sinclair Broadcast Group as New Honorary Trustee

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Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation Welcome Rebecca Hanson, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Policy, Sinclair Broadcast Group as New Honorary Trustee

WASHINGTON, DC. November 2, 2015 – The Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation (AWM/F) are pleased to announce Rebecca Hanson, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Policy, Sinclair Broadcast Group as a new Honorary Trustee. Hanson is a senior media and telecom executive with experience in the entertainment, wireless and regulatory areas. She was appointed to the NAB Television Board of Directors in March of 2014.

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Sinclair Declares $0.165 Per Share Quarterly Cash Dividend

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Contact:   Lucy Rutishauser, SVP Corporate Finance & Treasurer

               (410) 568-1592

SINCLAIR DECLARES $0.165 PER SHARE QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND

    BALTIMORE (November 4, 2015) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.165 per share on the Company’s Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2015, to the holders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2015.

   Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies and is affiliated with all major networks. Sinclair owns equity interests in broadcast transmission-related companies and various non-broadcast related companies. 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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Sinclair Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

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Contact: Chris Ripley, Chief Financial Officer
               Lucy Rutishauser, SVP-Corporate Finance & Treasurer
               (410) 568-1500
 
SINCLAIR REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS

  • REPORTS $0.45 DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
  • DECLARES $0.165 QUARTERLY DIVIDEND PER SHARE
   BALTIMORE (November 4, 2015) — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI), the “Company” or “Sinclair,” today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

                “Not only did our financial performance in the third quarter exceed our expectations, but we continued to expand our national footprint through additional station acquisitions, to enhance our digital distribution platform with the launch of our content and video management systems, and to offer more news, local sports and entertainment content to our viewers. In addition, we returned just over half of our discretionary cash flow to our shareholders in the quarter,” commented David Smith, President and CEO of Sinclair.

                Mr. Smith continued, “We are equally excited about recent milestones on the adoption of the Next Generation Broadcast Platform, which we expect will redefine and increase the competitiveness and business use cases of television broadcasting in the future. ATSC 3.0 is an “all-IP” system, supporting broadcast and broadband hybrid services. The Advanced Television Systems Committee’s elevation of the Physical Layer of ATSC 3.0 to Candidate Standard status now clears the way for the Federal Communications Commission to consider and adopt new rules to allow television broadcasters to better compete with other forms of media, telecom and technology companies in providing consumers a more robust and efficient delivery pipeline.”

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Congratulates Delbert R. Parks III

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Contact: David Amy, EVP & COO

               (410) 568-1500

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP CONGRATULATES DELBERT R. PARKS III

BALTIMORE (October 30, 2015) –Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (“Sinclair” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SBGI) is excited to announce that Delbert R. Parks III, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, was elevated to Fellow status of The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)®. SMPTE® is a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. The honor of SMPTE® Fellow status is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group And Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Announce COMET, First-Ever Science Fiction Multi-Channel Network, To Premiere On October 31st

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SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER ANNOUNCE COMET, FIRST-EVER SCIENCE FICTION MULTI-CHANNEL NETWORK, TO PREMIERE ON OCTOBER 31st

Largest Multicast Network Launch with over 60% of the Country Reaching over 65M Homes

(BALTIMORE & LOS ANGELES) October 19, 2015 – Sinclair Television Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (“Sinclair”), and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”), announced that COMET, the first-ever 24 hour/7 day per week science fiction multi-channel network, which will feature more than 1,500 hours of premium MGM content, will premiere in over 60% of the country and over 65 million homes on October 31st of this year. The announcement was made today by David Amy, Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and John Bryan, President, Domestic Television Distribution, MGM.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Announces Consolidation of All Television Programming Functions, and Promotion and Publicity Reorganization

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Contact: David Amy, EVP & COO
               (410) 568-1500

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP ANNOUNCES CONSOLIDATION OF ALL TELEVISION PROGRAMMING FUNCTIONS, AND PROMOTION AND PUBLICITY REORGANIZATION

BALTIMORE (October 12, 2015) – The responsibilities and opportunities that Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (“Sinclair” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SBGI) is experiencing through its growth, necessitates the need to make changes in its program and promotion strategies. The Company is pleased to announce that Arthur Hasson has been appointed to COO, Sinclair Programming. All programming functions will be transferred to Mr. Hasson effective immediately. The Company is pleased to also announce that M. William Butler has been appointed to Senior Vice President of Promotion and Corporate Marketing, effective immediately. He was most recently the Vice President of Programming and Promotion.

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Sinclair To Report Third Quarter 2015 Results On November 4, 2015 At 7:30am (Eastern Time)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lucy Rutishauser, SVP-Corporate Finance & Treasurer
               410-568-1500

SINCLAIR TO REPORT THIRD QUARTER 2015 RESULTS ON NOVEMBER 4, 2015 AT 7:30am (Eastern Time)

   BALTIMORE (October 6, 2015) — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) will report its third quarter 2015 earnings results at 7:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, followed by a conference call to discuss the results at 9:30 a.m. ET.

   The dial-in number for the earnings call is 877-407-8033.

   If you plan to participate on the conference call, please call two minutes prior to the start time and tell the conference operator that the subject of the conference is the “Sinclair Earnings Conference Call.”

   If you cannot participate in the live conference call, a replay of the call and the earnings release will be available on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s web site at www.sbgi.net. This will be the only venue through which a replay will be available.

   Members of the news media will be welcome on the call in a listen-only mode. Key executives will be made available to members of the news media, time permitting, following the conference call.

   The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information and can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.

 

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Supports American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

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Contacts:         Steve Pruett, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (410) 568-1500
American Red Cross (202) 303-5551

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP SUPPORTS AMERICAN RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN

Raises awareness of home fire safety across all 79 broadcast markets nationwide

BALTIMORE, MD & WASHINGTON DC (October 5, 2015) Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (“Sinclair”) and American Red Cross today announce their collaboration to promote the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign as part of Fire Prevention Week, October 5 – 9, 2015.

“It is important to showcase the Home Fire Campaign to our communities across the country,” said Steven Pruett, Co-COO of Sinclair Television Group. “For many years our stations have worked with the Red Cross on a variety of campaigns, so we are very excited about coordinating all of our stations’ efforts to get behind this cause.” Over the course of the week, Sinclair stations will air fire preparedness stories and provide viewers useful safety tips through social media and the web.

The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is a multi-year effort to significantly reduce home fire deaths and injuries. The Red Cross and its partners have installed more than 125,000 smoke alarms in nearly 2,400 cities and towns. In the past year alone the Red Cross has made 63,000 families safer thanks to the smoke alarms and safety education received by Red Cross volunteers and community partners.

“Local broadcasting is one of the most important ways we share life-saving information with the communities we serve. Our campaigns are local, our volunteers are local, our supporting partners are local, and broadcast TV just connects all those dots,” said Russ Paulsen, Executive Director of Community Preparedness for the Red Cross. “Being able to speak to over 43 million homes at once through Sinclair’s media network allows us to scale our effort to educate families about preventing home fires and keeping loved ones safe.”

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.:

Sinclair is the largest producer of local news in the country, producing over 2,100 hours per week of original, community oriented content. Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified station groups in the country, including affiliates of ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and Univision. It owns and operates, programs, or provides sales services to 164 stations in 79 television markets, broadcasting 384 channels. For more information, please visit www.sbgi.net

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.

 

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“FULL MEASURE With Sharyl Attkisson” Debuts Sunday, Nationwide On Sinclair Affiliates And Through Streaming At WWW.FULLMEASURE.NEWS

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“FULL MEASURE WITH SHARYL ATTKISSON” DEBUTS SUNDAY, NATIONWIDE ON SINCLAIR AFFILIATES AND THROUGH STREAMING AT WWW.FULLMEASURE.NEWS

DEBUT GUEST, GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP, TACKLES IMMIGRATION & THE REFUGEE CRISIS

BALTIMORE, October 1, 2015 — “FULL MEASURE with Sharyl Attkisson is built on the premise of the best qualities of investigative journalism, seeking to expose the truth of issues that affect our lives, through a fearless and determined effort.

FULL MEASURE’s first guest will be GOP Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, who joins Ms. Attkisson in a candid discussion of the country’s immigration issues and the refugee crisis hitting Europe and coming to our shores.


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Sinclair Broadcast Group Announces Agreement To Swap Television Stations With Gray Television

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Contact: Chris Ripley, Chief Financial Officer
Lucy Rutishauser, SVP-Corporate Finance & Treasurer
(410) 568-1500

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SWAP TELEVISION STATIONS WITH GRAY TELEVISION
  
BALTIMORE (October 1, 2015) — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (the “Company” or “Sinclair”) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of WSBT (CBS) in South Bend-Elkhart, Indiana (DMA(1) 96) owned by Schurz Communications, Inc., and to sell the broadcast assets of WLUC (NBC and FOX) in Marquette, Michigan (DMA 180) to Gray Television, Inc. (“Gray”). After completion of the swap, Sinclair’s television group will reach 37.6% of U.S. television households.  The South Bend-Elkhart DMA is approximately 4 times larger than the Marquette DMA in terms of television households. The transaction is expected to be accretive to average annual cash flows by approximately $1.0 million after synergies.

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