WOAI San Antonio To Host ‘Crisis In The Classroom: Texas School Choice’ Panel Discussion

Crisis in the Classroom, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s national education franchise, today announced it will host a panel discussion, Crisis in the Classroom: Texas School Choice, ahead of the upcoming Texas special legislative […]

TV2025: Collaboration And The Future Of Content Creation And Monetization

Leaders from E.W. Scripps, Sinclair, Fox Television Stations, ABC Owned Television Stations, Nexstar and Avid will discuss how cross-group collaborations and content sharing have ushered in a new era of efficiencies and content ROI at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future Conference at the NAB Show New York on Oct. 25. Register here.

Cybersecurity In The Supply Chain To Get In-Depth Look At CBR

Technology leaders from Fox Corp., Sinclair, Ross Video and Evertz will discuss how technology, IT and security leaders at media companies and broadcast technology companies are working together to secure the supply chain in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat, set for Oct. 26 at NAB Show New York. Register here.

TV2025: Cloud Strategies For Media Groups

Technology leaders from Sinclair, Allen Media Group, Perspective Media Group and more share their latest thinking on designing and implementing cloud workflows for station groups, networks and other media organizations at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future Conference at the NAB New York Show on Oct. 25. Register here.


‘Full Measure With Sharyl Attkisson’ Begins Ninth Season On Sinclair Stations

Sharyl Attkisson Fronting Nationwide Sinclair Investigative News Program Upon Its Return, COVID-Focused Town Hall Special

Sinclair Broadcast Group, a subsidiary of Sinclair, Inc., announced that Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson will return for its ninth season on September 10. Hosted by award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson, […]

CW, Sinclair Expand And Extend Affiliation Partnership

The CW Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced a multi-year deal that renews affiliations across 35 markets, including 10 markets in which Sinclair provides sales and other services to a CW-affiliated station. In addition, beginning September 1, Sinclair will launch The CW on two new affiliate stations, KOMO, in Seattle, Washington, and WPNT, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Both stations currently broadcast LIV Golf and will expand carriage to include the entire CW Programming offering. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


With Major Studios Cooling On Syndication, Stations Seek Program Alternatives

Several low-cost shows are premiering this fall, but big names are nowhere to be seen.

Rocky Wagonhurst Named VP-GM Of WVTV Milwaukee

He moves from a sale executive slot at WJZ Baltimore to oversee Sinclair’s Milwaukee CW affiliate.

Sinclair Accused Of Draining $1.5 Billion From Diamond Sports Group

In a lawsuit, the Sinclair subsidiary Diamond Sports Group claims it had to pay high management fees.


Sinclair Ad Revenues Soft Ahead Of 2024 Political Bonanza

In third quarter guidance, Sinclair is expecting total media revenue to be down 10% to 12% to a range of $733 million to $752 million, compared to a pro forma $832 million for the third quarter of 2022. “The primary reason for the decline is due to the absence of political advertising revenues in a non-political year,” EVP-CFO Lucy Rutishauser told Wall Street analysts.


Sinclair 2Q Revenue Drops 8%

The decrease to $768 million was led by 16% lower ad revenue, core revenue down 3% and lower distribution revenue.


Makegoods Still Making Trouble for Stations As They Look To Advance Advertising Platforms

Agencies want broadcasters to run what they pay for and feel that should no longer be challenging in 2023, executives from Sinclair, Magna, Icon International and Locality said during a TVNewsCheck webinar last week.


Broadcasters Cite Progress In Cloud Playout

Technology executives from Paramount Global, Sinclair, Graham Media, Grass Valley and swXtch.io told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week improvements in cloud playout software are enabling wholesale shifts in networks’ and stations’ architecture. But getting a fix on the cost of launching cloud playout remains frustratingly elusive.

Bally Sports Bankruptcy Gets Bloodier: Diamond Files Suit Against Sinclair & JP Morgan

Diamond’s largely stiffed secondary creditors are asking the bankruptcy court why they’ve been left holding the bag while JP Morgan was made whole.

Sinclair To Add Add Tennis Channel, T2, Comet and Charge! To Hulu

Sinclair today announced a distribution agreement with Hulu to add carriage of Tennis Channel, T2, Comet and Charge! to Hulu + Live TV, beginning January 2024. Tennis Channel, the only television-based multiplatform destination dedicated to […]

Sinclair Taps Nickolas James To Lead Social Media

He joins from HBO Max to fill a new position shaping and executing Sinclair’s growth and engagement strategy for social media and digital content initiatives.


Sinclair Launches Nationwide ‘Summer Diaper Drive’ Campaign

Sinclair’s TBD Network Adds Comedies To Lineup For Fall

Robert Richardson New GM Leading Sinclair In Champaign-Springfield-Decatur

He is tapped as VP-GM of WICS-WICD (and will also oversee WRSP-WCCU and WBUI in the Illinois market.

TVN Webinar: The Quest For Streamlining Local TV Ad Buying And Selling

Executives from Sinclair, Magna, Locality and ICON International will explore the many ways to potentially streamline local television ad buying and selling and which methods are furthest along the track in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on July 27. Register here.

TVN Webinar: Developing The Best Hybrid Cloud Strategies

Executives from Sinclair, Fox Television Stations, NBCUniversal Local, Bitcentral and Imagine Communications will discuss the sticky process of determining what stays on-premises and what functions should best move to the cloud in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on Aug. 10. Register here.

KTUL Tulsa Upgrades Transmitter, Moves To UHF

The upgrades increased the signal power to a full 1 megawatt transmission, the maximum allowed by the FCC for UHF stations.

Comet Announces Return Of Comet Fest Fan Festival In 2024

Comet, Sinclair’s diginet for fans of sci-fi and fantasy entertainment franchises, today announced the return of the Comet Fest fan festival in 2024. The on-air and digital event will return […]


Inch By Inch, Broadcasters’ Cloud Production Expands

Executives from Warner Bros. Discovery, Sinclair, Tegna, Ross Video and TAG shared the latest in how they’re using the cloud to gain new flexibility and efficiency, from unlocking AI’s progress to “decomposing” news workflows and building “digital backlots,” in a TVNewsCheck webinar last week.

Wimbeldon Returns to the Tennis Channel July 3

Tennis Channel’s two-week coverage of Wimbledon, the sport’s oldest major tournament, will begin Monday, July 3, at 5 p.m. ET, according to a Sinclair press release. “In its 15th year […]

TVN Webinar: Advances In Live Playout In The Cloud

Executives from Paramount, Sinclair, Graham Media, Grass Valley and swXtch.io will discuss advances in linear playout for live sports and news in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar on July 20. Register here.

Sinclair Names Kevin Dunaway GM In Flint

The broadcaster will oversee WSMH (Fox), WEYI (NBC) and WBSF (CW) in DMA 74.

Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley Criticizes FCC, Says Local TV News Economics Are Under Threat

He says media regulations are outdated and are hindering Sinclair’s ability to compete.


Data Dominates NextGen TV Conference

As ATSC marked its 40th anniversary at last week’s conference, conversations resoundingly turned to alternative uses for the NextGen TV spectrum including datacasting and PNT applications.

Charge! Diginet Secures Full Coverage In New York DMA

Charge!, Sinclair’s free, over-the-air multicast television network, today announced a series of new distribution agreements effective July 1, resulting in “significant upgrades” to the network’s coverage in the New York DMA, especially in Manhattan. Charge!’s […]

Utah Jazz Leave Cable For Broadcast And Streaming

The Jazz announced Tuesday that they will air games on KJZZ Salt Lake City starting in the upcoming 2023-24 season. The independent station owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group will broadcast all non-nationally televised Jazz games for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, the team will establish a new media arm called SEG Media that will sell subscriptions to a direct-to-consumer streaming service for fans to watch games over the internet, which also promises to deliver “unprecedented access” to the team with “behind-the-scenes” footage.


More Networks Expected To Move To IP Distribution

With continued pressure on satellite capacity and steady improvement in connectivity, vendors expect more networks to move at least some of their distribution to terrestrial IP over the next few years. Sinclair, MSG and Estrella have been among the early movers. Pictured: LTN’s Technical Operations Center in Columbia, Md.


Sinclair Stations Recording ‘Last Chance’ Testimonies From Holocaust Survivors

Sinclair’s WPEC in West Palm Beach, Fla., started recording the testimonies as part of a company-wide project. Brent Struense, WPEC’s marketing and creative services director, says, “We cannot imagine what these people endured and survived.”

Sinclair Broadcast Group Officially Becomes Holding Company Sinclair

Sinclair Broadcast Group has officially become Sinclair, a new holding company, following the exchange of Sinclair Broadcast Group stock for Sinclair shares, effective June 1. The company announced plans to set up the new holding company in April.

TVN To Present Live Production In The Cloud Webinar

Leaders from Warner Bros. Discovery, Sinclair, Tegna, TAG Video Systems and Ross Video will discuss how the cloud’s use for live production is likely to advance this year in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on June 22 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

TVN Webinar: Making Gains In 5G & Television Production

Executives from Fox Sports, BBC and Sinclair Inc. will unpack the pace of the 5G rollout and its application in news and sports production in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar at 1 p.m. ET on May 18. Register here.


Syndication, While Challenged, Remains Essential To TV Stations

Station groups and syndicators are looking to collaborate more in an effort to make new shows work for everyone.

Todd Bernstein Named VP-GM Of WJLA Washington

Sinclair promotes him from station manager to oversee its ABC affiliate and cable news channel in D.C.

Spot TV Revenue: Flat To Down In ’23 After Banner Political Year

Even with a recession looming, executives from Sinclair, Nexstar, Marketron, Horizon Media and JDA Media said at a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that stations still see lots of opportunities for strong selling across a variety of categories, including healthcare, sports betting, legal and more.