Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to pay a $48 million fine to the Federal Communications Communication to close investigations related to its attempted merger with Tribune Media. The FCC said in it
Media giants Sinclair and Tribune were all set to merge and create one of the country's biggest broadcasters — and a complacent FCC seemed to to be doing everything it could to help the deal along.
A broadcast merger that has been the poster boy for the FCC's pro-industry agenda has been ordered to undertake a lengthy and potentially embarrassing process that amounts to, in the words of one comm
The FCC has been under serious scrutiny by citizens, advocates, and politicians alike due to its laissez-faire attitude towards, in particular, the proposed Sinclair Broadcasting merger with Tribune.