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Sinclair and Allbritton Communications, MB Docket 13-203

Sinclair Television Group (Sinclair) and Allbritton Communications Co. (Allbritton) have filed applications seeking Commission approval for the transfer of control of Allbritton's eight full power television stations to Sinclair: WCFT - Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Birmingham DMA); WJSU - Anniston, Alabama (Birmingham DMA); WCIV - Charleston, South Carolina; KATV - Little Rock, Arkansas; KTUL - Tulsa, Oklahoma; WJLA - Washington, DC; WHTM - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and WSET - Lynchburg, Virginia. In addition, to comply with the Commission's local television ownership rule, Sinclair has filed applications seeking approval for the assignment to Deerfield Media entities, which are ultimately controlled by Stephen Mumblow, of three broadcast television licenses, WTTO - Homewood, Alabama (Birmingham DMA); WABM - Birmingham, Alabama; and WHP - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and to a subsidiary of Howard Stirk Holdings, LLC, which is wholly owned by Armstrong Williams, of one broadcast television licenses, WMMP - Charleston, South Carolina. Sinclair expects to provide sales and other non-programming support services to each of these stations pursuant to option, shared services and joint sales agreements.

Petitions to Deny are due no later than September 13, 2013.

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Day 327 - July 24, 2014
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7/17/14 Informal Objection, filed by Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Sunlight Foundation

5/29/14 Letter, filed by Sinclair Television Group, Inc.

5/9/14 Amendment to Waiver Request of April 22, 2014, filed by Howard Stirk Holdings, LLC

5/2/14 Notification of Mailing Address, filed by American Cable Association

4/24/14 Letter, filed by Sinclair Television Group, Inc.

4/22/14 Additional Documents, filed by Howard Stirk Holdings, LLC
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4/22/14 Request for Waiver, filed by Howard Stirk Holdings, LLC

4/16/14 Letter, filed by Howard Stirk Holdings, LLC

4/15/14 Letter, filed by Sinclair

4/14/14 Letter, filed by Free Press
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4/6/14 Corrected Letter, filed by HSH

2/26/14 Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by Free Press

2/24/14 Response to Request for Information, filed by Sinclair Television Group, Inc.

2/20/14 Letter, filed by Sinclair Television Group, Inc.

2/12/14 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by American Cable Association, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable

1/15/14 Response to December 11and 23, 2013 Letters, filed by Sinclair Television Group, Inc.

12/23/13 Letter, filed by Sinclair Television Group, Inc.

12/11/13 Response to Request for Information, filed by Sinclair Television Group, Inc.

11/5/13 Submission for the Record, filed by Sinclair Television Group, Inc.

10/24/13 Reply to Oppositions, filed by Free Press and People First!

10/24/13 Reply to Applicants’ Oppositions to Petition to Deny, filed by American Cable Association

10/24/13 Reply to Oppositions to Petition to Deny, filed by Rainbow PUSH Coalition

9/13/13 Petition to Deny, filed by Rainbow PUSH Coalition

9/30/13 Opposition to Petitions to Deny, filed by Allbritton Communications Company

9/26/13 Consolidated Opposition to Petitions to Deny, filed by Sinclair Television Group, Inc.

9/26/13 Opposition to Petitions to Deny, filed by Allbritton Communications Company

9/26/13 Consolidated Opposition, filed by Deerfield Media

9/13/13 Petition to Deny, filed by Free Press and Put People First!

9/13/13 Petition to Deny, filed by American Cable Association

9/13/13 Petition to Deny, filed by Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
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8/14/13 Petition to Deny, filed by Raymie Humbert

Contacts

  • Peter Saharko, Video Division, Media Bureau: (202) 418-1856
  • David Brown, Media Bureau: (202) 418-1645
  • Janice Wise, Media Bureau (press inquiries): (202) 418-8165

General Information

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained from Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, 1-800-378-3160 (voice), fcc@bcpiweb.com (e-mail), and most are also accessible through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

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