Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., a television broadcasting company, owns or provides certain programming, operating or sales services to various television stations than various other commercial broadcasting groups in the United States. The company owns, provides programming and operating services pursuant to local marketing agreements (LMAs) or provides sales services and other non-programming operating services pursuant to contracts to 164 stations in 79 markets. These stations broadcast 373 channels, including 211 channels affiliated with primary networks or program service providers consisted of FOX (46), ABC (33), CBS (29), NBC (21), CW (44), MNT (33), and Univision (5). The other 162 channels broadcast programming from This TV, Me TV, GetTV, Grit, Weather Radar, Weather Nation, Live Well Network, Antenna TV, Bounce Network, Heartland, Zuus Country Network, Retro TV, Estrella TV, MundoFox, Inmigrante TV, Azteca, and Telemundo; and 1 channel broadcasts independent programming. The company broadcasts free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences in the communities that the company serves through its local television stations. The programming that the company provides on its primary station channels consists of network provided programs, news produced locally, local sporting events, programming from program service arrangements, syndicated entertainment programs and other locally produced programs, such as the American Sports Network, its collegiate sports initiative launched in 2014, and Ring of Honor wrestling. The company produces news at 102 stations in 75 markets, including 1 station where the company produces news pursuant to a local news sharing arrangement for a competitive station in that market. It has 20 stations, which have local news sharing arrangements with a competitive station in that market that produces the news aired on its station. The company provides live local sporting events on majority of its stations by acquiring the local television broadcast rights for these events. Additionally, it purchases and barters for popular syndicated programming from third party television producers. The company attracts majority of its national television advertisers through national marketing representation firms, which have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta. Its local television advertisers are attracted through the use of a local sales force at each of its television stations, which include approximately 750 sales account executives and 90 local sales managers company-wide. Strategy The company’s strategy is to provide quality local news programming and popular network and syndicated programs to its viewing audience. Significant Events In June 2015, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pearl TV, a partnership of nine leading TV broadcast companies, and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Sinclair) with combined reach over 88 million TV households throughout the U.S. Samsung, Pearl TV and Sinclair will work collaboratively to support the development and the implementation of the new Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 standard. In June 2015, The Tornante Company and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced the formation of a joint venture that will acquire, create, develop, produce and distribute first-run syndicated television programming. History Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1952.
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