Sinclair and Tribune fall as FCC slams TV station sale plan

U.S. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS Commission Chairman Ajit Pai sent a question to an administrative hearing judge on the legality of a controversial plan by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. to spin off TV stations in order to meet ownership limits. The deal will now go to a hearing. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JONATHAN HANSON
NEW YORK - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai questioned the legality of a controversial plan by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. to spin off TV stations in order to meet ownership limits, dealing a blow to their planned $3.9 billion merger. “I have serious concerns about the Sinclair/Tribune transaction,” Pai said…

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