Exclusive: In Wake of Fox-Sinclair Pact, Fox Stations Fear Affiliation Switches – 2012-05-18 18:17:55 | Broadcasting & Cable

Option-to-acquire deal opens door to Fox growing station group, and perhaps grabbing affiliations

By Michael Malone — Broadcasting & Cable, 5/18/2012 2:17:55 PM

The unique pact between Sinclair and Fox, announced May 15 and revealing a series of options to buy specific stations in each other’s group, may lead to Fox acquiring as many as three of Sinclair’s CW or MyNetworkTV affiliates — and perhaps turning them into Fox O&Os, as some affiliates fear. Such a play would leave current Fox affiliates in markets that include Raleigh, Las Vegas, Cincinnati and Norfolk without an affiliation.

via Exclusive: In Wake of Fox-Sinclair Pact, Fox Stations Fear Affiliation Switches – 2012-05-18 18:17:55 | Broadcasting & Cable.

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