NewsChannel 8

Sinclair to Buy Allbritton TV Station Group

A lot of TV groups would like to own a TV station in the nation's capital, but in the end the group next door got it done. Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Monday it has a deal to purchase Allbritton's seven ABC affiliates, including WJLA in Washington, D.C., and local cable channel NewsChannel 8, for $985 million.