Speaking of the Department of Justice, there is also the regulatory aspect that needs to be taken into account. This part of the Charter-Sinclair agreement cannot yet be official, as Sinclair has not yet taken over the NSNs. But even an agreement in principle here could indeed prove beneficial to Sinclair during this regulatory review; Many of the concerns about their purchase of NSRs have addressed whether they would require significant increases for NSNs using their local radio stations, and they may be able to refer to this agreement to say that they are not considering doing so. Let`s see how it works. In any event, it appears that the NSNs cleared a short-term barrier in the carriage, and they did so not only months before the deadline expired, but even before the sale was officially authorized. Source Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. CONTACT: Barry Faber, VP -General Counsel of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., 1-410-568-1500, or Anita Lamont of Charter Communications, Inc., 1-314-543-2215 Website: www.sbgi.net www.charter.com (SBGI CHTR) During the summer of 2006, Charter Communications streamlined its business, including the sale of parts of the cable system service, which was considered “geographically not.” Charter`s Huntington-Charleston, the West Virginia franchise was purchased by Suddenlink Communications. Sinclair requested a one-time fee of US$40 million and a $1 per month subscription fee to Suddenlink for the broadcasting rights of both ABC subsidiary WCHS-TV and Fox subsidiary WVAH-TV via the Suddenlink cable system.  This resulted in a long media battle and a smear campaign between the two companies, and Sinclair removed the two stations from Charter systems in the nearby Beckley neighborhood, the West Virginia market. [Citation required] After several weeks of negotiations, the two companies agreed that WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV could continue transmission via the Suddenlink cable system.
The terms of the agreement have not been made public.  Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband carrier and the third largest publicly traded cable operator in the United States. Charter offers a wide range of advanced broadband services, including advanced digital charter video animation (R) programs, high-speed internet access (TM) services and mobile charter (TM) services. Charter Business (TM) also offers flexible, customized and low-cost broadband communication solutions for businesses such as business-to-business Internet access, data networks, video and music entertainment services, and business phones. Charter`s promotion and production services are marketed under the Charter Media (R) brand. For more information about Charter, see www.charter.com. Sinclair signed an agreement in June 2014 to transfer the classic GetTV subchannel film network to 33 markets by the end of September.  In July of that year, Sinclair announced the launch of the American Sports Network (ASN), which operates with Sinclair Networks.
The service, which produces and distributes college sports programming, is mainly on Sinclair channels.  ASN was founded as part of the original business, non-news, content creation beyond the ring of honorary wrestling and school sport. On August 21, 2014, the company announced the creation of Sinclair Original Programming, a new entertainment and commercial content division.