BALTIMORE, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (the "Company" or "Sinclair") announced that it has entered into agreements with the Fox Broadcasting Company ("FOX") for the renewal of the Fox affiliations in five Sinclair markets that expired December 31, 2015 and in five markets that expired June 30, 2016. The FOX affiliations were also renewed in three markets by the licensees of stations that Sinclair provides sales and other services to under joint sales agreements. The markets being renewed are listed below. The Company's remaining FOX affiliation agreements (including stations to which Sinclair provides services) do not expire until sometime in 2017.
Sinclair's Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Barry Faber, stated, "We are pleased to have reached this agreement with FOX, a network with which we have had a long standing relationship. FOX's programming, including valuable sports content such as the NFL and scripted shows including the highly acclaimed, Empire, are popular with our viewers."
The markets owned and operated by Sinclair being renewed are:
Sioux City, IA
Wheeling, WVA/Steubenville, OH
Corpus Christi, TX
The markets being renewed, and in which Sinclair provides sales and other services to pursuant to a joint sales agreement, are:
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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SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.