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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:00 am | Updated: 9:15 am, Tue Jul 15, 2014.

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TO BUSINESS, AND RADIO-TELEVISION EDITORS:

Sinclair Reaches An Agreement With Buckeye Cable

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group,

the owner of WNWO-TV (NBC in Toledo, Ohio) announced today that it has

reached a two-year retransmission consent agreement with Buckeye Cable

("Buckeye").  The previous agreement with Buckeye expired in 2013 and

beginning December 16, 2013, Buckeye ceased carriage of WNWO-TV on its

cable systems due to the failure of the parties to reach agreement on

a new retransmission consent agreement.  The new agreement provides

for the renewal of carriage of WNWO-TV to Buckeye subscribers in the

Toledo, OH market. In addition to customary terms and conditions, the

agreement provides for Buckeye to pay a signing bonus to WNWO-TV,

which is in an amount that more than covers the legal fees incurred as

a result of a complaint filed by Buckeye at the Federal Communications

Commission alleging that Sinclair had failed to negotiate in good

faith. Such complaint will be withdrawn in connection with the new

agreement.

Barry Faber, EVP and General Counsel of Sinclair, commented, "We are

very happy to have reached an agreement with Buckeye through good

faith negotiations between both parties and without government

intervention to obtain fair compensation for the WNWO-TV programming.

We again apologize to Buckeye subscribers for any inconvenience this

situation has caused, however, now that an agreement has been reached,

Buckeye's subscribers can once again enjoy the live, local news and

popular syndicated and network programming airing on WNWO-TV.  We wish

to thank our viewers for their patience and outreach to Buckeye over

the past several months."

About Sinclair:

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is the largest and one of the most

diversified television broadcasting companies with affiliations with

all the major networks.  Sinclair's television group will reach

approximately 38.9% of U.S. television households, including pending

transactions. Sinclair owns equity interests in broadcast

transmission-related companies and various non-broadcast related

companies. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of

Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.

SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Barry Faber, EVP & General Counsel, (410) 568-1500

/Web Site: http://www.sbgi.net

(NASDAQ-NMS:SBGI) /

CO: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.; Buckeye Cable

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