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Larry Wert

Tribune Media shareholders to vote on Sinclair merger

Tribune Media shareholders to vote on Sinclair merger

The proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media to form the largest TV station group in the U.S. has generated pushback from broadcasters, lawmakers, media watchdogs and viewers alike.

On Thursday, Tribune Media shareholders will have a chance to weigh in.

The Chicago-based media company is holding a special meeting of shareholders at a Los Angeles hotel Thursday morning to vote on the proposed merger. A thumbs up from Tribune shareholders is a prerequisite for the deal, which ultimately requires approval from the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice.

The merger still has significant hurdles to overcome, including the...