Thursday, March 8, 2007

Comcast and Sinclair Sign Content Carriage Agreement

Comcast and Sinclair Broadcast Group reached a four-year extension to their retransmission consent agreement. The agreement, which expires on March 1, 2011, provides for the continued carriage of the analog and digital signals of 37 stations in 23 markets owned or operated by Sinclair. The agreement also provides for the carriage of digital multicast channels which Sinclair is currently broadcasting in Baltimore and Richmond, as well as certain other multicast channels which the stations located in Comcast markets may broadcast in the future.

Sinclair Broadcast Group owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 58 television stations in 36 markets.