The news comes after Sinclair Broadcast Group acquired Tribune Media and shifted the cabler's focus to "cost-effective originals and reruns," with WGN America now completely out of the scripted originals business. read more
Matt Cherniss is departing his post as president of WGN America, the Tribune Media-owned cable network that has made a push into original programming in recent years. Tribune announced Monday that Cherniss, who also ran the channel’s production entity Tribune Studios, will step down at the end...
Steve Mosko, the former chairman and president of Sony Pictures Television whose name is in the mix for a top job at Sinclair Broadcast Group, has just been named as one of five new members of the Board of Trustees for Loyola Marymount...Show More Summary
Tribune Media shares are up 5.8% in mid-day trading, and Sinclair Broadcast Group is +3.0%, after the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. agreed to let an FCC decision that should ease the way for TV station mega-mergers take effect while...Show More Summary
CBS Corp. has come to terms on an affiliation agreement that extends the CBS affiliation for stations in Salt Lake City, Austin, South Bend and Gainesville. The multiyear agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group covers stations serving more than 2 million...
CBS’ relationship with Sinclair Broadcast Group appears to be solid: The network and powerful station owner say this morning that they’ve extended affiliation agreements for Sinclair-owned stations serving 2 million homes in Salt Lake...Show More Summary
“In a letter to advertisers, [Sinclair Broadcast Group’s] EVP Steve Marks says the mega-station group will use comScore exclusively for audience measurement starting in 2018,” report our friends at TVNewsCheck. The story continues, “In an apparent setback for Nielsen, Sinclair...
Boris Epshteyn's new on-camera role is a reminder of the rise of the Sinclair Broadcast Group and its increasing media significance.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is in talks with former Sony Pictures Television chairman Steve Mosko for a key position, according to a Financial Times report today. Though neither Sinclair nor Mosko would confirm, the FT attributes the news...Show More Summary
The rules are being changed as conservative Trump supporters, like Sinclair Broadcasting Group, are pushing out local media. Donald Trump’s favorite local TV chain is about to get a lot bigger thanks to — wait for it — Donald Trump.Show More Summary
The deal has a lot to do with the value of sports programming.
Boris Epshteyn, the former Trump adviser who’s now a public face for Sinclair Broadcast Group, insists that his new boss is “straight down the middle” politically, repeatedly drawing gasps and laughs on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher...Show More Summary
The right-leaning Sinclair Broadcasting Group could soon reach nearly three-quarters of American homes. Sinclair's proposed acquisition of Tribune Media for $3.9 billion would allow the right-leaning broadcast group to reach nearly three-quarters of American homes. Show More Summary
Irony alert: Fear of conservative media bias made the front page of the New York Times. The front-page story in Saturday’s edition. featured media reporter Sydney Ember taking another bite out of Sinclair Broadcast Group, which ownsShow More Summary
According to the New York Times, Sinclair Broadcasting Group — a conservative news network run by GOP donor Daniel Smith — is requiring affiliate stations to run right- wing programming that includes debunked stories favorable to President Donald Trump. With Sinclair’s potential...
Sinclair Broadcasting is the Joseph Goebbels of the 21st Century: They are called "must-runs," and they arrive every day at television stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group --- short video segments that are centrally produced by the company. Show More Summary
Journalists at KOMO broadcast station in Seattle, which was acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2013, have chafed at programming directives.
Tribune Media execs this morning talked up their cost-cutting efforts, and $3.9 billion sale agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, after reporting a surprising Q1 loss attributed to lower TV ad revenues with rising programming costs...Show More Summary
Craig Aaron (pictured), president and CEO of the organization Free Press, joins “Democracy Now!” to explain why the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s expanding monopoly is a cause for concern.
In the wake of the 2016 election, Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Donald Trump and now a top White House adviser, reportedly told a gathering of business executives that Sinclair Broadcast Group’s local TV stations in Ohio reached...Show More Summary