UHF Discount Decision’s Possible Effects On Tribune-Sinclair’s Close

The June 2017 rejection by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit of the petition by various public interest groups to stay the Federal Communications Commission’s reinstatementfeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

Mofcom has sent the NXP Semiconductors/Qualcomm case back down from the ministerial level to the staff to address concerns that were raised in the interim, according to a Beijing-based attorney who recently worked on another semiconductor deal before Mofcom. The lawyer said the Chinese antitrust regulator is likely to re-examine the pricing, terms and conditions, … Read Morefeatured

Tribune-Sinclair Merger Review Plods Along

With additional reporting by Robert W. Welkos and Diane Alter – A former senior Federal Communications Commission official told CTFN that Sinclair’s amended divestment plan likely represents a stepfeatured

Armstrong Williams Vying for Tribune-Sinclair Divestitures

Armstrong Williams, a conservative political commentator and entrepreneur whose companies hold the licenses for seven television stations, told CTFN that he intends to buy five localfeatured

FCC Vote on Tribune/Sinclair Merger Expected this Month

The Federal Communications Commission will vote “within weeks” on whether to approve Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $3.9 billion acquisition offeatured

Outspoken Merger Critic NCTC Settles with Tribune-Sinclair

The National Cable Television Cooperative, a vocal critic of Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s proposed merger with Tribune Media, has reached afeatured

CTFN Editors’ M&A Highlights of the Week

NxStage – CTFN confirmed with a source close to the deal that Fresenius has not certified substantial compliance with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s second request, as some featured

Sinclair Might Look to Swap TV Stations for Tribune Approval

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. might consider swapping TV stations with other broadcasters as a way to comply with the Justice Department’s antitrust concerns over itsfeatured

State AG Arguments in Tribune/Sinclair Unlikely to Alter FCC Views

Despite opposition from attorneys general in four states to the merger of Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group and Illinois-based Tribune Media, it remains to be seen if critics of the transaction will be able to sway a Republican-majority at the Federal Communications Commission, long-time FCC observers told CTFN. The top law enforcement officials in Illinois, Maryland, … Read Morefeatured

FCC Expected to Rule on National Cap Soon

Rumors are circulating inside the Federal Communications Commission that Chair Ajit Pai might schedule a hearing for next month on revampingfeatured


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