Sinclair’s Hasson Set To Boost Original Shows

Under its new programming COO, the station group is developing shows in virtually every genre of unscripted programming that it will attempt to syndicate to other broadcasters in an effort to “control costs and develop new revenue streams,” Hasson says.

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Bill Butler: Sinclair’s Programming Pro

Reaching nearly 39% of U.S. TV homes and operating two — or even three — stations in many of its 77 markets, Sinclair is a force in the syndication programming marketplace. Its size gives the station group considerable clout in negotiating license fees for off-network and premium first-run shows. The executive who wields that clout […]

NBCU Testing ‘Baggage’ For Syndication

The Jerry Springer-hosted relationship show, in its second season on cable’s GSN, is getting a 10-week syndication tryout by NBCU on 10 stations, including nine belonging to Sinclair and Weigel’s WCIU Chicago.