Are Nine Sinclair-Controlled Stations Acting In ‘Bad Faith’?


Consider the source.

AT&T, owner of DBS provider DirecTV, has filed a “bad faith” complaint with the FCC against nine licensees — all with agreements giving Sinclair Broadcast Group control of their stations — that have collectively “pulled” 20 stations from DirecTV and U-Verse homes on May 30 and June 10.

The news came via the American Television Alliance (ATVA) — a pro-MVPD lobbying organization that has consistently finger-pointed broadcast TV owners as the lone party to blame in retransmission fee fights that are getting uglier and more widespread.

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