Tribune and Sinclair fall as effort to avert FCC hearing fails

THE U.S. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS Commission voted to send their proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media to a hearing, despite a revised divestiture plan proposed by Sinclair. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JONATHAN HANSON
NEW YORK - Tribune Media Co. and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. dropped after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted to send their proposed merger to a hearing, brushing aside an offer to revise divestiture plans to meet the agency’s objections. Chairman Ajit Pai won unanimous support from his fellow commissioners late Wednesday for an order calling…

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