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August 20, 2014
11:22 EDTMEG, SBGI, LINSinclair Broadcast agrees to swap TV stations with Media General
Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI ) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of one television station in Providence, RI owned by Media General (MEG), two television stations in Green Bay, WI owned by LIN Media (LIN) and one television station in Savannah, GA owned by WTGS Television and operated by LIN through a shared services arrangement. The three markets represent 1.2% of U.S. television households. Simultaneously, Sinclair will sell Media General the broadcast assets of three stations in two markets upon the completion of the LIN/Media General merger. The company's previously announced sale of WHTM in Harrisburg is expected to close in September. The combination of all stations being sold to Media General represents 1.9% of U.S. television households.In addition and as part of the transactions, Sinclair will pay a net cash price of $31M for an additional $3.4M of cash flow being swapped. In addition, the company expects to generate an additional approximately $2M of synergies on the acquired stations.
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May 19, 2015
09:04 EDTSBGISinclair Broadcast division to televise MiLB's games
The American Sports Network, a division of Sinclair Networks Group, announced that ASN has reached an agreement with Minor League Baseball, or MiLB, to televise a weekly game this summer. The new series, called "Minor League Baseball Sunday Showcase" will debut with a Pacific Coast League matchup between the Iowa Cubs and the El Paso Chihuahuas on Sunday, May 31, at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas.
May 17, 2015
12:56 EDTMEGMedia General shares may rise 50% to the low $20s in two years, Barron's says
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May 12, 2015
15:35 EDTSBGISinclair Broadcast announces distribution deal with Chideo
Chideo announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group to expand Chideo's reach by 42 million households. Through this unique distribution deal, Sinclair will connect its broadcast and digital audience with Chideo's inspirational and entertaining content all to benefit the world's leading charities. Sinclair's 161 local television stations will provide much-needed public awareness for these causes, as well as direct financial support from the sale of advertising and sponsorships around Chideo's rich collection of exclusive content from more than 100 celebrity ambassadors.

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