SK Telecom expands the metaverse with ‘if home’

South Korea’s SK Telecom has added a new service for social interaction in the virtual home, ‘if home’ to its metaverse platform ifland. Ifland is a personalised 3D virtual space that allows users to express themselves and socialise with others in the world of metaverse. After updating their ifland app, users can now create their […]

NAB Show 2023: Sinclair says it will deliver core network for data delivery via broadcast

US broadcast group Sinclair used a press event at the NAB Show Saturday to talk up its commitment to deliver a data distribution core network, which the company pitched as an open network designed to enable broadcasters and other providers of services to deliver data more efficiently using the broadcast network to supplement other network […]

US Bally Sports owner Diamond enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Diamond Sports Group, the US owners of the Bally Sports regional sport networks and a subsidiary of local broadcasting giant Sinclair, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Under the bankruptcy plan, Diamond will become a separate company and will use the Chapter 11 process to shed US$8 billion in debt by converting debt to equity. […]

FCC launches investigation into Sinclair-Tribune deal

In the fallout of the failed Sinclair-Tribune deal, the FCC has launched an investigation into whether Sinclair ‘misrepresented or provided a lack of candor’. The FCC’s Media Bureau has issued a letter of inquiry to David Gibber, SVP at Sinclair, explaining that the investigation will assess whether “in light of the issues presented in the […]

Three Democrat presidential candidates rally against Sinclair RSN deal

A trifecta of Democrat presidential hopefuls have issued an open letter to the FCC and Justice Department over Sinclair’s purchase of 21 regional sports networks (RSNs) from Disney. Disney was forced to sell off the channels as a part of its acquisition of Fox. The letter, signed by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of […]

Sinclair reportedly close to buying ex-Fox sports networks from Disney

Disney is close to announcing a deal to sell 21 Fox regional sports networks it inherited from its acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets to Sinclair Broadcast Group for US$10 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal is expected to be announced today, according to the paper. Disney completed its US$71 billion acquisition of […]

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 […]

US broadcaster Sinclair could develop skinny bundle and SVOD offerings

US broadcaster Sinclair Television Group could look to develop its own virtual MVPD platform and ultimately develop a subscription video-on-demand offering to counter emerging challenges to over-the-air broadcasting, according to Steve Pruett, EVP and chief TV development officer at the group. Taking part in a panel debate on broadcasting in the online video age at […]