Thursday's announcement was Sinclair's second this week of a planned acquisition. Sinclair had said Monday it would purchase four TV stations from
The 24 Barrington stations — a mix of
"This week, we launched our small market television group when we announced we would be acquiring certain of the Cox Media television stations," said David Smith, Sinclair's CEO and president, in a statement. "The Barrington stations are an important part of that strategy, providing meaningful scale to the group."
Sinclair also announced late Thursday that it reached an agreement with
The Barrington purchase, subject to approval by the
The Barrington and Cox stations will be run by Chesapeake TV. Sinclair said it hired Steve Pruett, former CEO of Communications Corp. of America, as CEO of Chesapeake TV.