Sinclair Broadcast Group is planning to launch a streaming TV service this year that could create a new competitor for Fox News.
The free streaming app, called STIRR, would house a 24/7 TV channel featuring local news and national programming, according to sources familiar with the project.
Sinclair’s not talking – on or off the record.
What all this is based on is a trademark application Sinclair recently filed.
As we’ve reported here, Sinclair has long had its sights on creating a national television news platform.
The company has in recent months explored the creation of a new block of conservative programming.
“Politico” reported that Sinclair has spoken with former Fox News staffers, including Greta Van Susteren, though it’s unclear if those discussions are for STIRR specifically