It owns … Sinclair Broadcast Group expects to finalize its proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media in the second quarter, the Hunt Valley TV station owner said Wednesday. Sinclair Broadcast Group will pay a $48 million civil penalty to settle lawsuits stemming from an attempted merger of Tribune Media in 2018.

Sinclair, which is headquartered in the Baltimore area, has 164 stations in 79 markets. Sinclair will be paying the penalty and has agreed to “abide by a strict compliance plan” to close three Federal … Sinclair Broadcast Group, which for months has denied any interest in challenging Fox News while awaiting approval of a merger with Tribune Co., is gearing up to do just that.

Sinclair Broadcast Group was founded in 1986 to combine the operation of TV stations owned by Julian Sinclair Smith and his four sons, David, Fred, Duncan, and Rob. Sinclair Broadcast Group has a conservative, pro-Trump bent, and it is quickly becoming one of the most powerful players in mainstream media. The KOMO television station in Seattle was acquired in 2013 by Sinclair Broadcast Group, which has dictated some news coverage.
Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group was fined a record $48 million by the FCC, the agency announced Wednesday. The country’s largest owner of local TV stations, the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which reaches over a third of homes across the nation, wants to … ... Sinclair, based in suburban Baltimore, owns … In May 2017, Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., already the nation’s largest owner of local television stations, announced a $3.9 billion deal to … WSBT will become part of Sinclair Broadcast Group — the largest TV station group in the nation.