Can Consolidation Happen For TV With Trump?


By Adam R Jacobson

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the Reverse Auction’s “cone of silence” between television broadcast companies now gone, there’s a newfound fervor for TV deals from C-Suite to C-Suite at the biggest publicly traded players.

In their quarterly earnings calls this weeks, leaders at companies such as Nexstar Media Group and Gray Television expect the FCC to loosen ownership limits. There’s already speculation that Sinclair Broadcast Group is kicking the tires at Chicago’s iconic Tribune Media.

What’s the vibe among the D.C. legal fraternity? At one prominent firm, cautious consolidation is the general theme, says one attorney.

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