Sinclair approaches Tribune Media about possible deal

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  • #35960
    lastday
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    Don’t forget that D Trump Jr. (allegedly) made a deal with Sinclair promising more access to the candidate in return for favorable coverage. It all ties together.

    #35966
    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    Fact or fiction? Please provide evidence. I didn’t find.

    #35985
    DanOregon
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    #35990
    lastday
    Participant

    Apparently it was Jared Kushner who made the Sinclair “deal”. Not DJT jr. I stand corrected.

    In other news, 2 anchors at KVAL have refused to read Sinclair’s script.

    http://eugeneregisterguard-or.newsmemory.com/?token=ab58a21a9d837fd75f210fc6c899d3fe_5ac65624_e094d77&selDate=20180405&goTo=A01&artid=4

    2 KVAL anchors reject script

    They declined to read a controversial statement on air as mandated by station owner Sinclair

    By Ed Russo

    The Register-Guard

    Two KVAL-TV anchors in Eugene refused to read a controversial statement requested by the station’s owners that criticized other media for biased reporting.

    KVAL morning news coanchors Lauren Lapka and Cameron Walker declined to read the same promotional statement that was recorded last month by dozens of news
    anchors at stations across the country owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, which also owns KMTR in Springfield.

    KVAL’s Jackie Garrity and David Walker and KMTR’s Alan Matthews read the statement, which has caused a national uproar and focused concern about the effects of consolidation among news media outlets.

    #35993
    lastday
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    Interesting editorial in today’s Register-Guard re Sinclair.

    http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/36617972-78/when-local-news-isnt.html.csp

    “So funny to watch the Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair for being biased,” President Trump tweeted on Monday. “Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.” [Except] Sinclair’s stations are affiliated with all the major networks — NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS, The CW and Univision — but Trump read the “fake news” statement as setting Sinclair apart.

    #36563
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    #36702
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    Sinclair agrees to sell Q13 to Fox if big Tribune TV deal is approved

    https://www.seattletimes.com/business/sinclair-would-sell-q13-to-fox-if-big-tribune-tv-deal-is-approved

    #36709
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    #38387
    Jeffrey Kopp
    Participant

    The FCC’s decision is a significant blow for Sinclair, which has been a frequent target for Democrats and liberal groups.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/16/fcc-sends-sinclair-mega-deal-to-likely-doom-722423

    #38489
    msndrspdx
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    For now, this means that the Tribune owned stations (WGN Chicago, KRCW Portland, etc.) stay in Tribune’s hands. It also means that Q13 Seattle finds itself in limbo for several months at least. Wouldn’t be surprised if the FCC not only rejects the deal, but might order Sinclair to sell off a lot of stations. And don’t forget the several LMA’s that allow Sinclair to run a bunch of stations without actually owning them. These are de facto Sinclair owned, and I wonder if the FCC will decide that Sinclair holds too many of these LMA deals.

    Meanwhile, the KCBS-TV Facebook page out of Los Angeles is reporting that Comcast has dropped out of the bidding for 21st Century Fox. Assuming that the FCC and DOJ approve it, this means that Disney will likely get to buy 21st Century Fox. Under the deal, Disney takes over the Fox TV and movie studios and several cable channels. Disney would also have a controlling stake in the Hulu streaming service and would control both ABC and Fox broadcast networks. Expect some shuffling Network owned station deals to come out of that. There are already rumors that the popular “Simpsons” TV show, now Fox’s longest running program, will likely move to ABC or the Disney Channel at some point down the road.

    #38490
    lastday
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    Sinclair ‘did not fully disclose facts’ on Tribune merger: FCC

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc “did not fully disclose facts” about aspects of its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said in an order released on Thursday that referred the issue to an administrative law judge for a hearing.

    The order is a serious and potentially fatal blow to Sinclair’s bid to acquire Tribune. Tribune said it is “currently evaluating its implications and assessing all of our options in light of today’s developments.”

    In other Sinclair-related news, Boris Wedding Font seems to have disappeared frim KVAL.

    #38617
    lastday
    Participant

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tribune-media-m-a-sinclair-ma-trump/trump-calls-fcc-decision-on-sinclair-tribune-merger-unfair-idUSKBN1KF02J

    So sad and unfair that the FCC wouldn’t approve the Sinclair Broadcast merger with Tribune. This would have been a great and much needed Conservative voice for and of the People,” Trump said in a post on Twitter.

    #38642
    msndrspdx
    Participant

    BREAKING NEWS: Just within the last few minutes, shareholders of 21st Century Fox and Disney have approved the merger deal I mentioned in my previous post on this thread. The FCC and DOJ are expected to approve it shortly. The merger is expected to be finalized in the first half of next year. Ironically, an episode of “The Simpsons” aired on Fox several years ago predicted that Fox would end up becoming part of the Disney empire. Fox keeps the sports channels, Fox Business Channel, and Fox News. Fox controls some 20-odd regional sports networks, NBC controls most of the rest around the country. What happens to the ABC and Fox owned TV stations as part of this will be an interesting thing to pay attention to.

    #38863
    lastday
    Participant

    The Sinclair-Tribune deal is officially off.

    https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/09/media/tribune-sinclair/index.html

    #38871
    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    Negotiations ended a month ago. $1B lawsuit concerning SBGI “good faith efforts” is to offset TRCO market valuation crash since then.

    “Will Tribune Media (NYSE:TRCO) be the star of the next bidding war? Media reports on Monday suggested that Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) and 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) in partnership with private-equity firm Blackstone Group, are all interested in buying Tribune. The reports say the deadline for bids is on Thursday.”
    https://seekingalpha.com/article/4068005-risk-arbitrage-today-will-bidding-war-tribune-media

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