TVTechnology: Samsung, Pearl and Sinclair Gear Up for ATSC 3.0 Dry Runs

Samsung, Pearl TV and Sinclair Broadcast Group are collaborating on how to deploy the next-generation broadcast standard and what to do with it. The three have agreed to a Memo of Understanding “collaboratively to support the development and the implementation” of ATSC 3.0.

via TVTechnology: Samsung, Pearl and Sinclair Gear Up for ATSC 3.0 Dry Runs.

Broadcasters, Samsung Ink ATSC 3.0 Pact | TVNewsCheck.com

The Pearl group of nine major station groups and Sinclair have agreed to work with the consumer electronics giant over the next 18 months to develop and test new features and services that will support broadcasters’ evolving business models for the next-generation broadcast TV standard.

via Broadcasters, Samsung Ink ATSC 3.0 Pact | TVNewsCheck.com.

Samsung Moves Forward on ATSC 3.0 With Pearl TV, Sinclair | Broadcasting & Cable

The march toward ATSC 3.0 gaining widespread application took a big step forward as the set-maker Samsung Electronics America has agreed to work with Pearl TV, a consortium of nine major station groups, and Sinclair Broadcast Group “to support the development and implementation of the ATSC 3.0 standard.”

via Samsung Moves Forward on ATSC 3.0 With Pearl TV, Sinclair | Broadcasting & Cable.

Sinclair Broadcast Group: Big Plans, Big Role | TVNewsCheck.com

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Sinclair Broadcast Group: Big Plans, Big Role

The Baltimore super group grows dramatically in size and industry influence. With the great expansion, Sinclair has moved to the top ranks of TV broadcasting and earned its recognition as TVNewsCheck’s Station Group of the Year for 2014. This story originally appeared in TVNewsCheck’s Executive Outlook magazine in January. (Photo by Jonathan Hanson)

via Sinclair Broadcast Group: Big Plans, Big Role | TVNewsCheck.com.

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.