FCC Releases Public Notice on New Pleading Cycle for Sinclair/Tribune Merger Application

On May 21, 2018, the Media Bureau released a Public Notice establishing a new and consolidated pleading cycle for (1) amendments to the June 26, 2017 applications to transfer control of Tribune Media Company (“Tribune”) to Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Inc. (“Sinclair”) (collectively, “Applicants”) the licenses of full-power broadcast television stations, low-power television stations, and TV translator stations, (2) related new divestiture applications; and (3) consent to own two top-four stations in a single market.

Petitions to Deny are due June 20, 2018.

Oppositions are due July 5, 2018.

Replies to Oppositions are due July 12, 2018.

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