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Sinclair Broadcast Group And Frontier Communications Reach Agreement
SEATTLE and PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group ("Sinclair" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced today that it has reached an agreement with Frontier Communications ("Frontier") for the carriage of Tennis Channel and of the Company's broadcast television stations in Seattle, Washington (KOMO-TV (ABC)) and Portland, Oregon (KATU-TV (ABC)), as well as several stations in markets where Frontier recently launched subscription video services.
"We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Frontier and regret any inconvenience to Frontier's subscribers as a result of the lack of carriage since January 1st," stated Barry Faber, Sinclair's EVP of Distribution & Network Relations. "Frontier subscribers will once again enjoy the live, local news and popular programming airing on Sinclair stations, including both KOMO and KATU, as well as access to Tennis Channel's exclusive programming."
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 480 channels and having affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of live sports content. Sinclair's content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
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SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
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