FCC Hits Sinclair Stations With Maximum Fines, Totaling $8.7M, For Retrans Negotiation Violations

The Federal Communications Commission has upheld imposing the
maximum per-violation fine of $512,228 on 17 of 18 Sinclair Broadcast TV stations identified as having violated the FCC’s good-faith requirement in retransmission consent negotiations.

The fines are based on an FCC’s Forfeiture Order from September 2020 — the first ever issued …