Sinclair, Tribune Close to Merger Deal

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  1. YTownNewsGuy

    YTownNewsGuy News Director

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    Believe it or not, Bonten should get approved relatively quick. However, this does hamper Sinclair in staying under the cap in order to get Tribune.
     
  2. nobody

    nobody Weekend Anchor

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    Unless there are people that are still using rabbit ears for TV Reception - all those stations are better off Run from Websites. that price is a drop in the bucket but I am curious to what viewership percentage that actually added to Sinclair's reach.
     
  3. TVLover8528

    TVLover8528 The Station Logo Expert

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    I think that Sinclair is just jealous of not being the largest station owner anymore after Deathstar bought Media General.
     
  4. GoldenShine9

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    Agreed since there were no conflicts. I don't think the damage to those stations will be too great, since they are in red areas and fairly small (three of them compete against Nexstar, with the rest of the competition being Gray, Heartland, Cordillera and small companies). Regarding the cap issue in a Tribune acquisition, it means that Sinclair will need to probably divest one more station (maybe two) after that purchase, probably 4 or 5 now (instead of 3 or 4) beyond conflicts.
     
  5. GoldenShine9

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    The only others that could reasonably come close with a quick purchase is either Raycom or Gray, by purchasing (or merging with) the other of those.

    As for Sinclair buying the entire TV spectrum in America, they have called for a total elimination of the cap and allowing 100% coverage.
     
  6. WSVNFan

    WSVNFan Station Group CEO

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    Well I'm hoping that with Sinclair buying Bonten, it would stop them from finally buying Tribune.
     
  7. CLETVFan

    CLETVFan Assignment Editor

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    Could an existing company that already owns one station in Cleveland buy WJW? (Tegna, Scripps, Raycom - especially with WUAB giving up its frequency and moving to WOIO's)
     
  8. GoldenShine9

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    No, since they would own two stations in the top-4.
     
  9. CRThell

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    You're starting to sound like mardek.
     
  10. mposeymil

    mposeymil Weekend Anchor

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    iHeart and Cumulus' coming collapse won't be nothing compared to what is going to happen to Sinclair/Nexstar/TEGNA. All competing to be the new Enron.
     
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  11. Eat News

    Eat News Station Group CEO

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    Yeah!
    Just look what happened to the Hillbillys....bad mergers....bad...mergers.

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    Does Sinclair taking ownership of these tribune stations have any impact on the tribune employees already working there? Possible layoffs?
     

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