Sinclair Broadcast reportedly poised to buy Fox regional sports networks from Disney

Sinclair Broadcast Group is reportedly poised to buy a group of 21 Fox regional sports networks from Disney in a deal to be announced perhaps as early as this week. Sinclair, the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster, has emerged as the front-runner in the auction for the sports networks, according to a Fox Business report. Disney is selling the networks as part of its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment business. To secure U.S. antitrust approval of that deal, which closed in March, Disney agreed to sell the sports networks within 90 days because of its ownership of ESPN. (Balt. Sun)

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