June 29, 1999 -- BALTIMORE, MD -- Sinclair Broadcast Group is running tests to show that the technical standard for digital TV, recommended by an U.S. industry group, called ATSC, won't work. Sinclair has found that a different standard, COFDN, accepted in Europe, is preferable. Sinclair is trying to educate other broadcasters about this issue, to get the standard changed. David Smith, the head of Sinclair Broadcast Group, says that if the industry standard isn't changed, it will be badfor the consumer as well as UHF stations like his.  Photo by Amy Davis.

Inside Sinclair: CEO Nixes Fox News Rival Rumors, Talks Tribune and Big Ambition for Broadcast Biz

People are taking notice when you appear on the cover of VarietyandBloomberg in the same week!

Previously on SOTS. Tribune Acquisition Adds to Sinclair’s Ad Advantages

Sinclair has continued to grow their local tv footprint with $4b+ in acquisitions since 2012.

Sinclair recently put to bed speculation that they were going to launch a Fox News competitor.

The big push is on launching Next Gen TV (ATSC 3.0) which will combine over-the-air (OTA) content delivery with more targeted advertising delivered over the internet.

More on this topic. Sinclair/Tribune Future: Less Local TV News, More Ad Clout


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