Nexstar Chairman Perry Sook “apparently takes a dim view of station groups getting into the national syndication business — an opinion he made crystal clear during a panel discussion Tuesday at NATPE 2016 in Miami,” TVNewsCheck reports.
Sook is quoted in the report saying: “With all due respect to my station brethren that are trying to be syndicators, we feel that we do local really well and we should leave national to those who do national really well. I feel that’s like a catcher playing shortstop.”
Sook was speaking at the panel session “Top TV Station Groups: How to Stay Afloat in Turbulent Times,” which also featured Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations, and Larry Wert, president of Tribune Broadcasting.
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