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Earlier this year, broadcasting giant Sinclair — the media group that forced anchors at its stations to read an ominous script parroting Donald Trump’s narrative on “fake news” — was stopped by regulators from acquiring rival Tribune Media Co. in a shady $5 billion deal that would have amounted to a wholesale takeover of local TV news.

Though that deal was defeated, Tribune has now reached an agreement to sell to fellow broadcaster Nexstar Media Group Inc. in a $6 billion deal, Reuters reported on Sunday.

Do you remember the big changeover to digital TV that made traditional antennas obsolete? Well, the US' Federal Communications Commission approved a new technology last week that could lead to a fresh round of obsolete devices and turn broadcast television into a data-collecting advertising machine.