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Sinclair Seen As Top Bidder At Fox Regional Sports Network Auction

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

Post by JackAttack FM » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:22 am

SBaxley wrote:
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".
Where is this from?
Comcast has taken itself out of the bidding for months and DOJ argued this month that buyers should not be excluded.



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

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:30 pm

I disagree about Sinclair being a "horrible, cheap company." They certainly are not cheap, as they infused considerable money into WEYI up in Flint and consistently deliver quality newscasts in Kalamazoo (WWMT) and Traverse City (WPBN).

Even their duopoly in Dayton puts out a decent product these days, despite always distantly lagging channel 2 (WDTN) and channel 7 (WHIO) in the ratings.

I smell a widespread roll out of Sinclair's "Stadium" brand approaching.


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

Post by BME » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:00 pm

fuzzpower wrote:
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.
You can't possibly equate the quality of an NBC broadcast with one from a hack outfit like Sinclair, regardless of whatever political biases you have against Costas or Olbermann. Come on ...



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

Post by Editorcj » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:28 pm

As if Costas and Olberman would be taking over for Mickey York on Red Wings Live.



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

Post by fuzzpower » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:38 am

I never said they would. I’m just throwing out examples. NBC could get local people who do the same thing. That’s my point.



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

Post by JackAttack FM » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:33 am

Yeah, that political garbage interjected into a sports network topic doesn't really matter. Sinclair is now in talks with Amazon to get financing to complete the Fox RSN purchase.

https://nypost.com/2019/04/25/amazon-ma ... -networks/

It also appears that Major League Baseball (the same one the has Bob Costas calling games on its MLB Network) would also have minority stake in a Sinclair purchase.



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

Post by SixPlusOne » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:46 am

Courtesy: NYPost

Amazon May Join Sinclair In Bid For Regional Sports Networks


https://nypost.com/2019/04/25/amazon-ma ... -networks/



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

Post by JackAttack FM » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:27 pm

It looks like Sinclair is the "handshake" winner of the Fox Sports RSNs. The final price appears to be $10 billion.

http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/sinc ... -agreement

Sinclair has also taken a majority stake in the YES Network with Amazon and had announced a joint venture with the Chicago Cubs to launch the Marquee Sports Network in Chicago in 2020.

I wonder if Sinclair will expand its "Stadium" brand from its subchannel and internet sports network across its newly aquired RSNs?



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

Post by mtburb » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:08 pm

Knowing Sinclair...they'll probably do away with sports entirely and turn the networks into a regional network of far-right propaganda spinners. Or at least that's what I heard on a TV news-related Discord server.


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

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri May 03, 2019 9:32 pm

Sinclair is the winner!

I forgot that Sinclair already owns Tennis Channel.

Byron Allen is going to be a significant investor in the subsidiary Sinclair will be forming to hold the regional sports networks.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/busin ... /39443391/


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

Post by MasterB » Sun May 05, 2019 7:30 pm

I see Stadium content going onto 21 RSN's that Sinclair bought wonder what they're going to call the new RSN's? I pretty much knew that Sinclair was the top bidder when it was a handshake deal a week before it was made public that Sinclair was buying the FOX Sports RSN's.


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

Post by SoupySez » Thu May 09, 2019 4:16 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:32 pm
Sinclair is the winner!

I forgot that Sinclair already owns Tennis Channel.

Byron Allen is going to be a significant investor in the subsidiary Sinclair will be forming to hold the regional sports networks.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/busin ... /39443391/
Byron Allen? I remember when he was on Real People years ago.



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

Post by SolarMax » Thu May 09, 2019 5:12 pm

SoupySez wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Byron Allen? I remember when he was on Real People years ago.
Byron Allen?
He owns the Weather Channel, just bought a TV Station group, owns Entertainment Studios, which produces and syndicates a number of shows, and feeds eight cable networks.



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