Items tagged "Sinclair"

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Public Knowledge Responds to Tribune Media Withdrawal from Sinclair Deal, Lawsuit

August 9, 2018 Anticompetitive mergers , Competition , Mergers , Sinclair , Tribune

Today, Tribune Media has announced that it has terminated its 3.9 billion merger agreement with Sinclair Broadcasting Group and that it has filed a lawsuit against Sinclair for breach of contract. The withdrawal follows the Federal Communications Commission’s move to send the merger to an administrative law judge.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Chairman Pai’s Decision to Refer Sinclair Merger for Administrative Review

July 16, 2018 Anticompetitive mergers , FCC , Mergers , Sinclair , Tribune

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced circulation of a draft hearing designation order regarding the Sinclair-Tribune merger, which would likely terminate the deal.

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Public Knowledge Requests FCC Delay Sinclair-Tribune Merger Review Pending D.C. Circuit Case

June 28, 2018 FCC , Mergers , Sinclair , Tribune , UHF discount

Today, Public Knowledge and Common Cause filed with the Federal Communications Commission a Request to Hold In Abeyance on the Sinclair-Tribune merger pending the outcome of the D.C. Circuit’s review of the FCC’s Order reinstating the UHF discount.

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Public Knowledge to Join DOJ Roundtable on Anticompetitive Broadcasting Regulations

May 31, 2018 anticompetitive regulations , DOJ , roundtable , Sinclair , Tribune

Today, Public Knowledge Senior Counsel John Bergmayer will join a Department of Justice roundtable on anticompetitive regulations at 10:30 a.m. During the roundtable, Public Knowledge will highlight a number of areas where outdated rules prop up old ways of doing business and unnecessarily — and unfairly — benefit large broadcasting chains like Sinclair and Tribune Broadcasting.

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Public Knowledge Files Reply to Opposition to Petition to Deny Proposed Sinclair, Tribune Merger

August 30, 2017 broadcast , FCC , Mergers , Sinclair , Tribune

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed a Reply to the Opposition Sinclair and Tribune filed to Public Knowledge, Common Cause, and United Church of Christ, OC Inc.’s original Petition to Deny, which asked the FCC to stop the merger of those companies.

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Public Knowledge Files Petition to Deny Proposed Sinclair, Tribune Merger

August 8, 2017 Competition , FCC , merger , Sinclair , Tribune

Yesterday, Public Knowledge, joined by Common Cause and United Church of Christ OC, Inc., filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to deny the proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media. If approved, the purchase of Tribune Media’s 42 stations would enable Sinclair to reach 72 percent of U.S. households.

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Holiday Handouts: How the FCC Gave Gifts to Sinclair and Lumps of Coal for Consumers

December 22, 2017 Competition , FCC , Media Ownership , Sinclair

It’s the holiday season, and the Federal Communications Commission has been in a giving mood for the largest media companies. Over the past few months, the FCC has adopted a number of items that have relaxed or eliminated rules around media ownership. On their own, these actions allow for the largest media companies to further consolidate, drowning out diverse, independent, and local voices in the marketplace. However, the FCC’s actions have also particularly benefited one broadcast company — Sinclair — and its effort to merge with Tribune.

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