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Solomon to be honored by ADL

LOS ANGELES - Tennis Channel President Ken Solomon will be honored by the Anti-Defamation League tomorrow at the organization’s 2016 Entertainment Industry Dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event recognizes his consistent efforts to speak out against prejudice and intolerance. Tennis Channel’s award-winning broadcaster Bill Macatee will serve as master of ceremonies, with Hall of Famer and network analyst Martina Navratilova presenting Solomon with the award.

Previous industry honorees have included Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Mark Burnett, Brett Ratner and Ben Silverman.

Solomon is Southern California Co-Chair of the administration’s National Finance Committee and National Finance Co-Chair of the Democratic National Committee and is a member of President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” by H.E.L.P. Group, one of the largest and most influential children’s charities in the United States, for which he serves on the board of directors.

In 2009, Solomon made the decision to cancel Tennis Channel’s coverage of the WTA women’s Dubai championships due to the United Arab Emirates’ visa denial to an Israeli player despite the fact she had qualified for the event. The cancellation of coverage lead to Shahar Peer being granted a visa to play in 2010, where she became the first Israeli female athlete to ever compete in the country. Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com), which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid ofcomprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights at the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI)

Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 171 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 477 channels and has affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of live sports content. Sinclair’s content is delivered over multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.

 

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