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.
TimelineDay 327 - July 24, 2014
July 24, 2014 - MO&O Memorandum Opinion and Order Granting Transfer of Control with Conditions
January 15, 2014 - Letter Reply to December 11, 2013 Letter of Sinclair Broadcasting, Inc.
December 6, 2013 - Letter Request for Information
August 14, 2013 - Public Notice Applications Accepted for Filing; Pleading Cycle Set
4/15/14 Letter, filed by Sinclair
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