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BALTIMORE, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
BALTIMORE, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) today announced that it has been named one of Baltimore Business Journal’s 2020 Best Places to Work award finalists. Sinclair was named one of ten finalists in the large business category of companies with 100 or more employees in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

“We are proud to be honored by the Baltimore Business Journal as a finalist for best places to work in the entire Baltimore metropolitan area,” said Chris Ripley, President and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group. “This recognition is very meaningful to Sinclair because it is the direct result of honest feedback from our family of Sinclair employees. Our team takes great pride in our company and its mission of connecting people with content everywhere.  

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It was once considered the holy grail, landing a comedy series on a broadcast network. But now studios may be walking away from the genre as the decades-old broadcast model is becoming increasingly non-viable in the streaming age.

I hear that Sony TV, which is behind the hit ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, has informally notified networks that it will not be selling broadcast comedies in the current financial model, while Lionsgate TV independently has been contemplating a similar decision and may not be an active half-hour seller in broadcast this coming cycle.

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Both independent studios have been looking for solutions. I hear Lionsgate TV, which has half-hour pilot Home Economics at ABC, has had high-level conversations with Disney-ABC to come up with a new business model for broadcast comedy. Sony TV, which has newly picked-up ABC comedy series Call Your Mother,  is engaging in similar conversations

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