BALTIMORE, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced today that it has been named for the first time to the list of Fortune 1000 companies by Fortune Magazine. The Fortune 1000 is Fortune Magazine's annual list of the 1,000 largest companies in the United States ranked by total revenues for the respective year. The Company ranked number 913 based on total revenues of $2.2 billion for the year ended December 31, 2015. The Company was one of only three television broadcasting companies listed this year.
"We are very proud to be included in this listing of prestigious companies," commented David Amy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair. "This latest achievement is reflective of our commitment to growth and value creation, and none of this would be possible without the dedication of our employees who are passionate, innovative and strive to be the best."
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Including pending transactions, the Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 484 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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