Sinclair Broadcast Group

Disney sells final Fox RSN for US$3.5 bn to group including Amazon

Disney has announced the sale of the YES Network to an investor group for US$3.47 billion (€3.14 billion). The YES Network is the US’s most-watched regional sports network (RSN) with content dedicated to the New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, New York City FC and New York Liberty. The investor group purchasing the 80% stake […]

Gusto TV to launch on Sinclair’s STIRR streaming service

Gusto TV is due to launch on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s new ad-supported US streaming service, STIRR. Gusto TV will be the first food channel available on STIRR, which launched earlier this month offering a curated mix of local and national content to US viewers – including channels like Cheddar, NASA TV and FailArmy. “We’re excited […]

Sinclair Broadcast launches streaming service

US local broadcast giant Sinclair Broadcast Group is launching a streaming service that will take a raft of thematic channels and content from its roster of local channels to other markets across the country, with a local channel featuring programming based on the user’s location, along with video-on-demand content from each of its channels. The […]

Sinclair teams up with SK Broadband for ATSC 3.0 JV

US local broadcast giant Sinclair Broadcast Group is to create a joint venture with Korea’s SK Telecom to develop broadcast solutions based on the ATSC 3.0 standard for the US and international markets. The two companies will jointly fund and manage a joint venture company within the first quarter of this year, with the aim […]

Tribune Media sues Sinclair as US merger deal collapses

US broadcast group Tribune Media has terminated its planned US$3.9 billion (€3.4 billion) merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group and is filing a lawsuit against the broadcast outfit for breach of contract. Tribune said that its lawsuit in the Delaware Chancery Court would seek compensation for losses incurred as a result of Sinclair’s breaches of the […]

FCC approves ATSC 3.0 but splits on partisan lines

The US Federal Communications Authority has approved the new ATSC 3.0 standard for use by broadcasters, enabling them to offer advanced interactive services to complement over-the-air signals, including targeted advertising. The FCC voted three to two to approve the standard, with Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel voting against and expressing concern that the measure […]

The QYou in deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group to launch new channel

US local TV group Sinclair Broadcast Group is teaming up with ‘best-of-the-web’ broadcaster The QYou to launch TBD, a new over-the-air TV network that will deliver digital-first programming to US homes aimed at a millennial audience. TBD, Sinclair’s second ‘multicast’ launch – essentially an additional digital-terrestrial service delivered via an unused portion of spectrum allocated […]