Sinclair Distribution Exec Barry Faber To Retire

The force behind the station group’s retrans efforts and station acquisitions will become a consultant next month.

Sinclair Announces More Executive Changes

Among them, Steven Marks, the current co-COO of Sinclair Television Group becomes EVP-COO, of the group and will assume direct oversight for all TV station operations. Also, Steven Pruett the other current TV Group co-COO, will be EVP-chief TV development officer, responsible for developing new business models.


Sinclair Buying Tennis Channel For $350M

The purchase price is partially offset by the network’s $200 million in net operating losses, which Sinclair will be able to carry forward to its taxes and save it around $65 million. Sinclair has lined up deals with MVPDs to increase the channel’s coverage from 30 million to 50 million homes. The channel’s CEO, Ken Solomon, is staying on.

Sinclair Disputes Mediacom Retrans Claims

In a letter to the FCC, the station group’s general counsel, Barry Faber, answers claims made in an earlier statement by Mediacom CEO Rocco Commisso.