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April 11, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Report of Fisher sale to Sinclair marks sad end of local TV ownership in Seattle

Update 9:38 a.m.: Fisher Communications President and CEO Colleen Brown confirmed the sale Thursday morning.

“Sinclair is the largest independent TV broadcaster in the country, and we believe its commitment to the industry along with its greater scale and sizable resources will provide our stations, team members and business partners with new opportunities to flourish,” Brown said in this KOMO news story.

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Anyone else spot the Tweet below Wednesday night?

According to this report from TV News Check’s Price Colman, Maryland-based Sinclair¬†Broadcast Group¬†has beaten LIN Media in a bidding war over Seattle’s Fisher Communications. Check out the Seattle Times news story, too.

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