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  • LatestJuly 10, 2017

    Sinclair increases ‘must-run’ Boris Epshteyn segments

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  • Even while under fire for requiring its outlets to run conservative content, Sinclair Broadcast Group is increasing the “must-run” segments across its affiliates featuring former Trump White House official Boris Epshteyn to nine times a week, the company confirmed on Monday.

    The move comes as the company is seeking to dramatically expand its holdings by purchasing Tribune Media for $3.9 billion, which would make it the largest local television operator in the country, with more than 200 stations.

    But Sinclair’s unusual practice of requiring all its stations to run reports dictated from the corporate offices has been flagged by critics of the Tribune acquisition and even become a subject of late-night TV ribbing by HBO’s John Oliver.

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