The just-disclosed paperwork for the $6.6 billion Sinclair purchase of Tribune Media says Sinclair may have to sell stations in 10 markets to comply with the FCC local rule and an unspecified number more to come into line with the national cap. “To the extent that divestitures may be necessary, applications will be filed upon locating appropriate buyers and signing appropriate purchase agreements,” the parties say. But they note that their need to sell stations may change if the FCC relaxes its rules.
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