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Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

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SixPlusOne
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Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by SixPlusOne » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:11 pm

Courtesy: Fox Business.com

Sinclair Broadcasting Seen As Top Bidder As Fox Regional Sports Network Auction Comes To A Close


https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/sincl ... s-networks



Editorcj
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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by Editorcj » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:12 pm

If Sinclair somehow pulls this off, I have a bad feeling about how the remote freelancers will be paid, what kind of pay cut can they expect?



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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by format this » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:49 am

Sinclair will have another place to put Ring of Honor wrestling on.


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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by JackAttack FM » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:19 am

Sinclair seems to need to double mortgage the farm to buy things these days. I think that's going to be a major consideration.
Then there's the possibility teams could not renew with a new owner and go with their own network, like the idea that's been tossed around in Detroit, or go with a new entry like a Comcast or Spectrum.

At the end of the day the Fox RSNs could be an empty shell.



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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by SBaxley » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 am

Lets take a look IF sinclair wins the former fox sports regional networks, just what they wind up with in total:
Already they have Stadium Sports Network,Tennis Channel,lets also add to the mix ..the Sinclair/Chicago Cubs owned Marquee Sports Network [starts in 2020] ,the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network [Yankees bought it back along with Sinclair and Amazon as partners] not bad ..not good either but still I'm hoping John Malone and Tom Gores' platinum group get in a last minute bid



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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:05 pm

That’s all we need! More republican TV!!!



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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by Ohio_Quebecois » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:53 pm

As someone who spends significant time travelling, I am a bit anxious to see what they will do with the streaming. I do like to be able to watch the Fox Sports app wherever I may be.



SBaxley
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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by SBaxley » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:44 pm

If Sinclair get them, I bet the cliche' "dollars to donuts" that they will put them all on their STIRR website



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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by fuzzpower » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:33 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:05 pm
That’s all we need! More republican TV!!!


If NBC buys them it will be more Democrat TV



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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:24 pm

fuzzpower wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:33 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:05 pm
That’s all we need! More republican TV!!!


If NBC buys them it will be more Democrat TV
I agree with neither.



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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by Editorcj » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:02 am

The political leanings of the parent company is neither here nor there in a sports channel. In sports coverage, Fox and NBC is a leader and innovator in how it's done. Sinclair is a notorious cost and corner cutter. If they are producing the games, watch for massive roll backs in the number cameras and will try and bring in less experienced, cheaper cameramen and other technicians to produce the games, all to do it a lot cheaper.



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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by fuzzpower » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:55 am

Sports should not be political, but with NBC you have Costas and Olberman who have mad many political comments, while working in their sports roles.

Whatever company wins, I hope they make some major changes to the Tigers games. Craig Monroe adds nothing and should be the first one gone.



SBaxley
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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by SBaxley » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:13 am

Wellllll...y'all dont have to worry about comcast buying the former fox sports regional networks, because they couldnt anyway, same reason as Disney has to sell them "regulatory and anti-trust concerns".



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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by Detroit313 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:33 am

What a disaster. Sinclair is a horrible cheap company.



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Re: Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

Post by Editorcj » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:04 pm

Whatever company wins, I hope they make some major changes to the Tigers games. Craig Monroe adds nothing and should be the first one gone.
If Sinclair wins, there will be changes all right, none will be for the better.



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